White Papers
Historical Matters Concerning Xinjiang
By: Xinhua

BEIJING, July 21, 2019 -- The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China published a white paper titled "Historical Matters Concerning Xinjiang" on Sunday.

Please see the attachment for the document.

Historical Matters Concerning Xinjiang
The State Council Information Office of
the People’s Republic of China

July 2019
First Edition  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