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  • Full Text: Historical Matters Concerning Xinjiang


    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







    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 




    Appendix: A Brief Chronology of Chinese History  

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