Uighurs’ struggle to retain cultural identity

Posted: July 8, 2009 in society
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The Chinese government has accused Uighur exiles of inciting violent protests in Urumqi in the western province of Xinjiang. But many ethnic Uighurs blame Beijing for systematically destroying their culture and identity. Al Jazeera’s Nazanine Moshiri explores the tense relationship between Uighurs and China’s leaders.

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