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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, Afghanistan 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 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.

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Hong Kong lawmakers, activists condemn Beijing's national security law legislation [Video]

Hong Kong lawmakers, activists condemn Beijing's national security law legislation

More than a dozen pan-democrat lawmakers and other activists assembled at a police station to march to the nearby Chinese Liaison Office, chanting "Hong Kong is becoming Xinjiang". Lee Cheuk-Yan of the..

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Amazon turns to Chinese firm on U.S. blacklist to meet thermal camera needs [Video]

Amazon turns to Chinese firm on U.S. blacklist to meet thermal camera needs

Amazon has bought cameras to take temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a firm the United States blacklisted over allegations it helped China detain and monitor the Uighurs and..

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People held in camps in China's Xinjiang region have now "graduated" and new trainees will have the freedom to come and go, the regional governor said on Monday.
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China might ban all U.S. diplomatic passport-holders from entering the country's western Xinjiang autonomous region, Global Times Editor-in-Chief Hu Xijin said on Tuesday.
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Pompeo says documents confirm China committing 'very significant' Xinjiang abuses

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China's ambassador to the United Kingdom on Monday dismissed reporting by Western media on the Chinese government's policies in Xinjiang as "pure fabrication" and "fake news".
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