Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region


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Noun1.Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region - an autonomous province in far northwestern China on the border with Mongolia and KazakhstanXinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region - 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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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".
The same Turkish official noted: "Contrary to what is widely believed, a bilingual education model, in which students are taught academic subjects both in Chinese and Uyghur has been implemented in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region and Uyghur people can fulfill their religious obligations without being subjected to psychological pressures.
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.
China-based China National Petroleum Corporation has announced that gas supply to the northern part of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region is likely to increase to a maximum of five million cubic metres a day.
Davutoglu and his accompanying delegation came to Xian following their visit to Urumqi in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Davutoglu was the first Turkish Foreign Minister to visit Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
''We see that official Chinese media are reporting a death toll of 140 as a result of the violent riots in the city of Urumqi in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region,'' State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said.
In February it debuted a hypermarket in Shanghai and one in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
Officials in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region have also been prompted by the Chinese central government, citing health concerns, to discourage local Muslim populations from participating in the 30-day, dawn-to-dusk fasting period.