Riot in Xinjiang

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In the town of Hotan, in the Xin­jiang region of far-western China, at least 20 people were killed on July 18 when police fired on a crowd that was attacking a police station.

The region has a history of ethnic violence, and the Uighur minority is seeking independence from Chinese rule. In July 2009, more than 200 Han Chinese were killed in Urumqi, the regional capital, during an outbreak of ethnic violence and riots.

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In the town of Hotan, in the Xin­jiang region of far-western China, at least 20 people were killed on July 18 when police fired on a crowd that was attacking a police station.

The region has a history of ethnic violence, and the Uighur minority is seeking independence from Chinese rule. In July 2009, more than 200 Han Chinese were killed in Urumqi, the regional capital, during an outbreak of ethnic violence and riots.