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Why Xinjiang has been a touchy subject in China for centuries

For more than a decade, increasing international attention has been focused on China’s treatment of Xinjiang’s Uighur population. While Beijing is wary of all forms of separatism – Hong Kong and Tibet being its other major concerns in this regard – maintaining an iron grip on Xinjiang is of utmost importance. The Xinjiang region’s  natural-resource deposits, strategic location in […]