The Xinjiang conflict

The Xinjiang
The Xinjiang conflict
is an ongoing
separatist struggle
in the People's
Republic of China
(PRC) far-west
of Xinjiang
Uyghur separatists
• Predominately Muslim
• Turkish and Mongolian Ancestry
• Minority, however eighty percent of Uyghurs live in the Xinjiang
• Have ties to other radical Islamic terrorist groups in bordering
• Want to create an independent state “East Turkmenistan”
Historic Xianjiang
• Independent Province of China
• Ruled by Muslim Govenors
• Came under direct Chinese rule in 1949
Xianjipang since 1949
• Persecution
• Cultural Revolution
• Government responses
a. Stimulus packages-Mao
b. Poverty gap-Deng
c. President Hu Jintao-separatism, extremism and terrorism
• Stemming issues
• Separatist grasp for freedom.
• Three people were confirmed dead and 79 others were injured,
including four seriously injured, in the terrorist attack at a railway
station in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang on Wednesday evening
• President Xi stresses Xinjiang's stability vital to whole nation
• War on terror.
American Views
• Same terrorists groups we are dealing with
• Captured Uyghur in Afghanistan and Iraq
• Chinese trade