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Who are the Uighurs?

NBC News' Adrienne Mong explains the roots of the discord between ethnic Muslim Uighurs who live in restive province and China's Han majority.

Anxious China emerges as diplomatic player in Afghanistan

"The Pakistan and the Afghanistan Taliban are sympathetic towards the Uighurs. So we absolutely have to pay attention to this, in a way that perhaps we did not before," he said. FOCUSED ON ECONOMICS So far, China's commitment to Afghan reconstruction since ...

Suspected Uighurs rescued from Thai trafficking camp

HAT YAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Police rescued about 200 suspected Muslim Uighurs from a human smuggling camp in southern Thailand, police sources said on Friday, in the latest crackdown on a burgeoning trafficking network in Southeast Asia. The rescue of ...

Uighurs told U.N. of fears of return to China

China has called the Uighurs suspected criminals, and on Monday defended the forced returns, saying it was in line with immigration law. "The Chinese side received the above-mentioned people according to usual practice," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang ...

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Uyghur people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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""The Uighurs are the people whom old Russian travellers called Sart (a name which they used for sedentary, Turkish-speaking Central Asians in general), ...

Uighur (people) -- Encyclopedia Britannica

Updated April. 13, 2014

Uighur, Chinese (Pinyin) Weiwu’er, also spelled Uygur or Uyghur, a Turkic-speaking people of interior Asia. Uighurs live for the most part in northwestern China, in ...

Who are the Uighurs - Asian History

Updated April. 14, 2014

Definition: The Uighurs are a Turkic Central Asian people, now living primarily in the western Chinese province of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (which many ...

Uighurs | Define Uighurs at

Updated April. 10, 2014

noun 1. a member of a Turkish people dominant in Mongolia and eastern Turkestan from the 8th to 12th centuries a.d., and now living mainly in western China. 2. the ...