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Xinjiang: Autonomous region of China
Xinjiang, officially the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), is an autonomous region of the People's Republic of China, located in the northwest of the country. Being the largest province-level division of China and the 8th-largest country subdivision in the world, Xinjiang spans over 1.6 million km². The Aksai Chin region, administered by China mostly as part of Xinjiang's Hotan Prefecture, is claimed by India. Xinjiang borders the countries of Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan (Badakhshan). 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 the 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.


Over 18,000 People Quarantined in China as COVID-19 Cases Rise in Asia [Video]

Over 18,000 People Quarantined in China as COVID-19 Cases Rise in Asia

More than 12,000 of those in isolation are in the western province of Xinjiang, the epicenter of the country’s latest outbreak.

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Chinese ambassador: Disputes between UK and China have seriously poisoned relations [Video]

Chinese ambassador: Disputes between UK and China have seriously poisoned relations

Disputes between the UK and China over Hong Kong, tech giant Huawei and humanrights abuses in Xinjiang have “seriously poisoned” relations between the twocountries, Beijing’s ambassador to London..

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Raab accuses China of ‘gross human rights abuses’ against the Uighurs [Video]

Raab accuses China of ‘gross human rights abuses’ against the Uighurs

24-hour use only. China has warned it will deliver a “resolute response” to any move by Britain to sanction officials involved in the alleged human rights abuses against the country’s Uighur..

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China-US: Relations fray between the two superpowers [Video]

China-US: Relations fray between the two superpowers

The US has imposed sanctions on Chinese officials it says are committing human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Tibet.

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U.S. sanctions Chinese official over Uighur rights [Video]

U.S. sanctions Chinese official over Uighur rights

The United States on Thursday slapped sanctions on the highest ranking Chinese official it's ever targeted over alleged human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in China's Xinjiang region. Gloria Tso..

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CBP Seizes 26,000 Pounds Of Human Hair [Video]

CBP Seizes 26,000 Pounds Of Human Hair

US Customs and Border Protection officers seized a 13-ton shipment of beauty products made out of human hair on Wednesday. CNN reports CBP officials at the Port of New York/Newark say the shipment..

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