Turkic ethnic group of Central and East Asia

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Uyghurs: Turkic ethnic group of Central and East Asia
The Uyghurs, alternately Uygurs, Uighurs or Uigurs, are a Turkic minority ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia. The Uyghurs are recognized as native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Northwest China. They are considered to be one of China's 55 officially recognized ethnic minorities. The Uyghurs are recognized by the Chinese government only as a regional minority within a multicultural nation. The Chinese government rejects the notion of the Uyghurs being an indigenous group.


Amazon turns to Chinese firm on U.S. blacklist to meet thermal camera needs [Video]

Amazon turns to Chinese firm on U.S. blacklist to meet thermal camera needs

Amazon has bought cameras to take temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a firm the United States blacklisted over allegations it helped China detain and monitor the Uighurs and..

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