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.
"Highly choreographed" tours to Xinjiang organized by the Chinese government are misleading and propagate false narratives about the troubled region, a U.S. official said, after China announced plans.. Reuters - Published
China will invite Beijing-based European diplomats to visit its far western region of Xinjiang, the foreign ministry told Reuters, furthering its outreach to fend off criticism about a.. Reuters - Published
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 since 2014, denying criticism that Beijing.. Firstpost - Published
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 government said in a report Monday issued.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters
China's anti-corruption watchdog said on Saturday it would prosecute Nur Bekri, one of the highest-ranking Uighur officials in the country, over allegations of graft and corruption during his time as.. Reuters - Published
China's vice foreign minister addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday to defend what Beijing claims are only vocational training centers in the autonomous region of Xinjiang for.. WorldNews - Published
Chinese vice foreign minister Le Yucheng on Friday defended what China calls its "vocational training centers" in Xinjiang for Muslims and rejected interference in domestic affairs. Reuters - Published