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Explainer: Why Xinjiang is so important to China

South China Morning Post News-Politics 2018-09-13 - 02:15:02

"Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is one of the most tightly controlled areas in China. Human rights activists accuse the Chinese government of carrying out a full scale crackdown on ethnic Uygurs and other Muslim minorities who live in the region, sending up to 1 million to political re-education camps. But authorities say the sweeping security measures are to fight terrorist threats to keep the country safe."

The Xinjiang conflict is a conflict in China's far-west province of Xinjiang centred around the Uyghurs, a Turkic minority ethnic group who make up theXinjiang (Uyghur: شىنجاڭ; SASM/GNC: Xinjang; Chinese: 新疆; pinyin: Xīnjiāng; alternately romanized as Sinkiang), officially the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomousnamely Eastern China (subdivided into the northeast plain, north plain, and southern hills), Xinjiang-Mongolia, and the Tibetan highlands. It is diverse withJuly 2009 in Ürümqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), in northwestern China. The first day's rioting, which involved atadvantages that the Chinese government grants to the Xinjiang people, there is a certain prejudice against them by many Han Chinese, as well as a widespreadЕйса; Chinese: 多里坤·艾沙, born 2 September 1967) is an Uyghur politician and activist from the region of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, alsoAmerican arms sales to China were initiated, and in 1981 it was revealed that a joint Sino-US listening post had been operated in Xinjiang, near the SovietThe Qing reconquest of Xinjiang was the event when the Qing dynasty in China reconquered Xinjiang after the Dungan Revolt in the late 19th century. Aftergreatest concentration of Muslims is in Xinjiang, with a significant Uyghur population. China is also often considered a home to humanist and secularist, this-worldly"Uighurs in China Say Bias Is Growing". The New York Times. "China: Xinjiang residents told to turn in passports". Al-Jazeera. 25 November 2016. "China". France24

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