Xinjiang, where China is reckoning with its Muslims


Supported by their "brothers" across the border, the irredentist Uighurs are a thorn in the Asian dragon’s flesh. China, however, is not inclined to give up the wealth of this region, one of the biggest in the country, which supplies 75 per cent of its minerals, 33 per cent of its coal and 30 per cent of its onshore oil. Thus, under a seemingly calm surface...

Supported by their “brothers” across the border, the irredentist Uighurs are a thorn in the Asian dragon’s flesh. China, however, is not inclined to give up the wealth of this region, one of the biggest in the country, which supplies 75 per cent of its minerals, 33 per cent of its coal and 30 per cent of its onshore oil. Thus, under a seemingly calm surface…

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