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Explainer: Why China is keeping a tight grip on Xinjiang

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."

history of the area now known as Xinjiang dates to the 2nd millennium BC. There have been many empires, primarily Han Chinese, Turkic, and Mongol, that haveadvantages that the Chinese government grants to the Xinjiang people, there is a certain prejudice against them by many Han Chinese, as well as a widespread beliefPhillips, Tom (28 February 2018). "Cesored! China bans letter N (briefly) from internet as Xi Jinping extends grip on power". the Guardian. Retrieved 28 February

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