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Uighurs in Xinjiang


Uighurs in Xinjiang

  • Ethnically Turkic Muslims
  • Make up about 45 percent of Xinjiang's population
  • The area was briefly independent in the 1940s before China re-established control in 1949
  • Many resent Chinese government controls and the increased Han population in Xinjiang
  • Fear an erosion of their culture and language
  • Uighur - Han clashes erupted in 2009 in Xinjiang
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