White Papers
Full Text: Historical Matters Concerning Xinjiang
By: Xinhua Word

The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China published a white paper titled "Historical Matters Concerning Xinjiang" on Sunday. 

 

The following is the full text:

 

Historical Matters Concerning Xinjiang

 

The State Council Information Office of

the People’s Republic of China

July 2019

 

 

 

Contents 

Preamble 

 

I. Xinjiang Has Long Been an Inseparable Part of Chinese Territory 

 

II. Xinjiang Has Never Been “East Turkistan” 

 

III. The Ethnic Groups in Xinjiang Are Part of the Chinese Nation 

 

IV. The Uygur Ethnic Group Formed Through a Long Process of Migration and Integration 

 

V. Xinjiang Ethnic Cultures Are Part of Chinese Culture 

 

VI. Multiple Religions Have Long Coexisted in Xinjiang 

 

VII. Islam Is Neither an Indigenous nor the Sole Belief System of the Uygurs 

 

Conclusion 

 

Appendix: A Brief Chronology of Chinese History  

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