Eastern Turkistan

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Eastern Turkistan:

see XinjiangXinjiang
or Sinkiang
[Chinese,=new frontier], officially Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Mandarin Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu), autonomous region (2010 pop. 21,813,334), c.637,000 sq mi (1,650,257 sq km), NW China.
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The Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement is the biggest threat to Xinjiang's stability, said Ma Pinyan, executive deputy director of the ethnicity and religion research center at the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regional Academy of Social Sciences.
groups including the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) remains the
Their embassies, consulates and places where they meet should be targeted to kill their men and capture them to exchange them for our prisoners in Eastern Turkistan.
To be sure there are some obvious differences between the events in Iran - where a popular movement's demand for democratic rule is violently repressed - and the events in China - where the protesters are linked to a secessionist movement, The Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), which China regards as a terrorist organisation.
I strongly believe that if these values are embraced, many important problems relating to minority nationalities can be resolved, such as the issue of Tibet, as well as Eastern Turkistan, and Inner Mongolia, where the native people now constitute only 20% of a total population of 24 million.

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