Xinjiang

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Xin·jiang

 (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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The state of education in the Uighur Autonomous Region is different from the state of education in other provinces in China.
Following the 9/11 American tragedy, the Chinese government intensified its crackdown on several opponents of the Chinese rule in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and branded them as "ethnic separatists".
JEDDAH: THE Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, the largest province in China with an area of over 1.6 million square kilometers, is located in northwestern China.
Speaking to the AA, the head of the MHP delegation and Deputy Chairman of MHP, Tugrul Turkes, said that they held talks with senior Chinese officials in Beijing, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region and Shanghai.
''China's supreme court must carefully review reported death sentences imposed today on five individuals by a court in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of northwest China,'' Amnesty International said in a statement.
In February it debuted a hypermarket in Shanghai and one in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.