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 (shĭn′jyäng′) also Sin·kiang (sĭn′kyäng′, shĭn′jyäng′)
An autonomous region of extreme western China. Ürümqi is the capital.
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Noun1.Xinjiang - an autonomous province in far northwestern China on the border with Mongolia and KazakhstanXinjiang - an autonomous province in far northwestern China on the border with Mongolia and Kazakhstan; the largest province in the People's Republic of China and the homeland of the Uighur people
East Turkestan Islamic Movement, East Turkistan Islamic Movement - a group of Uighur Muslims fighting Chinese control of Xinjiang; declared by China in 2001 to be terrorists although there is a long history of cycles of insurgency and repression
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Uighur, Uigur, Uygur - a member of a people who speak Uighur and live in Xinjiang and adjacent areas
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They included a gang of eight who had watched and spread videos of two terrorist groups, the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.
The upcoming UNIW 13th Board Meeting in Istanbul would discuss in detail the latest situation of Muslims residing in Somalia, Lebanon, Eastern Turkistan, Iraq, Balkans, Sweden, Arab Gulf and Bahrain, Syria, Yemen, Bangladesh, Pakistan and other regions of South Asia.
ISLAMABAD, August 06, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Director General, Inter Services Public Relations, Major General Athar Abbas on Friday said Pakistan Army have been and would continue operations against Eastern Turkistan Independent Movement (ETIM).
Supporters of terrorist groups such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, al-Qaida, the Islamic Jihad Union, and the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement are active in the Central Asian region.
Tumturk said that they were protesting the extreme and unproportional use of force on Eastern Turkistan people.

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