Xinjiang

Autonomous region

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Xinjiang, officially the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR), is a provincial-level autonomous region of China in the northwest of the country. It is the largest Chinese administrative division and the eighth largest country subdivision in the world, spanning over 1.6 million km2. Xinjiang contains the disputed territory of Aksai Chin, which is administered by China and claimed by India. Xinjiang borders the countries of Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan (Gilgit-Baltistan), and India. The rugged Karakoram, Kunlun, and Tian Shan mountain ranges occupy much of Xinjiang's borders, as well as its western and southern regions. Xinjiang also borders Tibet Autonomous Region and the provinces of Gansu and Qinghai. The most well-known route of the historical Silk Road ran through the territory from the east to its northwestern border. In recent decades, abundant oil and mineral reserves have been found in Xinjiang, and it is currently China's largest natural gas-producing region.

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Xinjiang needs to "perfect" stability maintenance measures and crack down on religious extremism, the ruling Communist Party's fourth-ranked leader said on a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 hours ago

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European Union ambassadors in Beijing will not be visiting China's western region of Xinjiang this week after receiving a government invitation, as such a trip..
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European Union ambassadors in Beijing will not be visiting China's far western region of Xinjiang this month after receiving an invitation from the government..
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Trips organized by China's government to the western region of Xinjiang for diplomats and reporters have been very successful at showing people the true..
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"Highly choreographed" tours to Xinjiang organized by the Chinese government are misleading and propagate false narratives about the troubled region, a U.S...
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UN experts say China holds one million Muslims in camps in the heavily policed Xinjiang region where most of the country's ethnic Uyghur, the largest Muslim..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 4 days ago

China will invite Beijing-based European diplomats to visit its far western region of Xinjiang, the foreign ministry told Reuters, furthering its outreach to..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

China plans to invite Beijing-based European diplomats to visit its far western region of Xinjiang, the foreign ministry told Reuters, furthering its outreach to..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

China made the remark t on the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks, blamed on Pakistan-based Hafiz Saeed, in a white paper on its crackdown on militants in Xianjiang.
Credit: Firstpost - Published 6 days ago

China said on Monday it had arrested about 13,000 'terrorists' in a massive crackdown against militants in the volatile Uyghur Muslim-majority Xinjiang region..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 1 week ago

BEIJING (AP) — China has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists and has broken up hundreds of "terrorist gangs" in Xinjiang since 2014, the..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Authorities in China have arrested almost 13,000 "terrorists" in the restive far western region of Xinjiang since 2014, the government said on Monday, in a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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