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Kunming violence: Five things you need to know about Xinjiang and the Uighurs

Published on Mar 3, 2014 2:13 PM
 

A group of knife-wielding assailants burst into a train station in the south-western Chinese city of Kunming late Saturday night, slashing to death at least 29 people and injuring more than 140 others.

The Chinese government has labelled the incident a “premeditated violent terrorist attack” and blamed it on separatists from north-western China’s restive Xinjiang region.

Here are five things you need to know about Xinjiang and the Uighurs issue.

1. What is Xinjiang and who are the Uighurs?

 
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