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Chinese city bans, destroys matches to fight terror

China has been toughening its response after a spate of bloody incidents nationwide centered on Xinjiang, the traditional home of the Muslim Uighurs. China has blamed attacks on Islamist separatists in the region, who, it says, want to establish an ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55648269/ns/us_news-weird_news/t/chinese-city-bans-des...

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Uyghur people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated July. 24, 2014

""The Uighurs are the people whom old Russian travellers called Sart (a name which they used for sedentary, Turkish-speaking Central Asians in general), ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uyghur_people

Uighur (people) -- Encyclopedia Britannica

Updated July. 24, 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 ...http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/612772/Uighur

5 questions on Xinjiang separatists, Uighurs and the knife ...

Updated July. 17, 2014

1. What is Xinjiang? Xinjiang is a region on the westernmost edge of northern China. It is home to an ethnic Muslim minority called Uighurs (also spelled ...http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/5-questions-on-xinjiang-separatists-uighurs-...

Uighurs and China's Xinjiang Region - Council on Foreign ...

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Uighurs and China's Xinjiang Region. Author: Preeti Bhattacharji Updated: May 29, 2012 This publication is now archived.http://www.cfr.org/china/uighurs-chinas-xinjiang-region/p16870