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|quote=The general boundaries of East Turkistan are the Altai range on the northeast, Mongolia on the east, the Kansu corridor or the Su-lo-ho basin on the southeast, the K'un-lun system on the south, the Sarygol and Muztay-ata on the west, the main range of the T'ien-shan system on the north to the approximate longitude of Aqsu (80 deg. E), then generally northeast to the Altai system which the boundary joins in the vicinity of the Khrebët Nalinsk and Khrebët Sailjuginsk.}}</ref> Xinjiang is divided into the [[Dzungaria|Dzungarian Basin]] in the north and the [[Tarim Basin]] in the south by a mountain range. Only about 9.7% of Xinjiang's land area is fit for human habitation.<ref name="oasis">{{cite news|url=http://scitech.people.com.cn/n/2015/0803/c1007-27399378.html|language=zh|script-title=zh:新疆绿洲面积已从4.3%增至9.7%|script-work=zh:[[:zh:人民网|人民网]]|access-date=27 May 2017|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20171011102206/http://scitech.people.com.cn/n/2015/0803/c1007-27399378.html|archive-date=11 October 2017|url-status=live}}</ref>
 
|quote=The general boundaries of East Turkistan are the Altai range on the northeast, Mongolia on the east, the Kansu corridor or the Su-lo-ho basin on the southeast, the K'un-lun system on the south, the Sarygol and Muztay-ata on the west, the main range of the T'ien-shan system on the north to the approximate longitude of Aqsu (80 deg. E), then generally northeast to the Altai system which the boundary joins in the vicinity of the Khrebët Nalinsk and Khrebët Sailjuginsk.}}</ref> Xinjiang is divided into the [[Dzungaria|Dzungarian Basin]] in the north and the [[Tarim Basin]] in the south by a mountain range. Only about 9.7% of Xinjiang's land area is fit for human habitation.<ref name="oasis">{{cite news|url=http://scitech.people.com.cn/n/2015/0803/c1007-27399378.html|language=zh|script-title=zh:新疆绿洲面积已从4.3%增至9.7%|script-work=zh:[[:zh:人民网|人民网]]|access-date=27 May 2017|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20171011102206/http://scitech.people.com.cn/n/2015/0803/c1007-27399378.html|archive-date=11 October 2017|url-status=live}}</ref>
   
With a documented history of at least 2,500 years, a succession of people and empires have vied for control over all or parts of this territory. The territory came under the rule of the [[Qing dynasty]] in the 18th century, later replaced by the [[Republic of China (1912–1949)|Republic of China]] government. Since 1949 and the [[Chinese Civil War]], it has been part of the People's Republic of China. In 1954, [[Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps|Xinjiang Bingtuan]] was set up to strengthen the border defense against the Soviet Union and also promote the local economy. In 1955, Xinjiang was administratively changed from a [[Xinjiang Province|province]] into an [[Autonomous regions of China|autonomous region]]. In recent decades, abundant oil and mineral reserves have been found in Xinjiang and it is currently China's largest natural gas-producing region. From the 1990s to the 2010s, the [[East Turkestan independence movement]], [[Xinjiang conflict|separatist conflict]] and the influence of [[Islamic extremism|radical Islam]] have resulted in unrest in the region with [[Terrorism in China#Xinjiang|occasional terrorist attacks]] and clashes between separatist and government forces.<ref name="auto3">{{cite magazine|date = 3 October 2015 |url = http://thediplomat.com/2015/10/chinas-protracted-war-in-xinjiang/ |title = China's 'Protracted War' in Xinjiang |first = Shannonb |last = Tiezzi |magazine = The Diplomat |access-date = 29 October 2016 |archive-url = https://web.archive.org/web/20161024230910/http://thediplomat.com/2015/10/chinas-protracted-war-in-xinjiang/ |archive-date = 24 October 2016 |url-status = live |df = mdy-all}}</ref><ref name="auto2">{{cite web |url = http://unpo.org/article/19582 |title = East Turkestan: Chinese Authorities Confiscate Passports Amid Security Crackdown |publisher = Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) |date = 21 October 2016 |access-date = 29 October 2016 |archive-url = https://web.archive.org/web/20161030075250/http://unpo.org/article/19582 |archive-date = 30 October 2016 |url-status = live |df = mdy-all}}</ref>
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With a documented history of at least 2,500 years, a succession of people and empires have vied for control over all or parts of this territory. The territory came under the rule of the [[Qing dynasty]] in the 18th century, later replaced by the [[Republic of China (1912–1949)|Republic of China]] government. Since 1949 and the [[Chinese Civil War]], it has been part of the People's Republic of China. In 1954, the [[Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps|Xinjiang Bingtuan]] was set up to strengthen border defense against the Soviet Union and also promote the local economy. In 1955, Xinjiang was administratively changed from a [[Xinjiang Province|province]] into an [[Autonomous regions of China|autonomous region]]. In recent decades, abundant oil and mineral reserves have been found in Xinjiang and it is currently China's largest natural gas-producing region. From the 1990s to the 2010s, the [[East Turkestan independence movement]], [[Xinjiang conflict|separatist conflict]] and the influence of [[Islamic extremism|radical Islam]] have resulted in unrest in the region with [[Terrorism in China#Xinjiang|occasional terrorist attacks]] and clashes between separatist and government forces.<ref name="auto3">{{cite magazine|date = 3 October 2015 |url = http://thediplomat.com/2015/10/chinas-protracted-war-in-xinjiang/ |title = China's 'Protracted War' in Xinjiang |first = Shannonb |last = Tiezzi |magazine = The Diplomat |access-date = 29 October 2016 |archive-url = https://web.archive.org/web/20161024230910/http://thediplomat.com/2015/10/chinas-protracted-war-in-xinjiang/ |archive-date = 24 October 2016 |url-status = live |df = mdy-all}}</ref><ref name="auto2">{{cite web |url = http://unpo.org/article/19582 |title = East Turkestan: Chinese Authorities Confiscate Passports Amid Security Crackdown |publisher = Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) |date = 21 October 2016 |access-date = 29 October 2016 |archive-url = https://web.archive.org/web/20161030075250/http://unpo.org/article/19582 |archive-date = 30 October 2016 |url-status = live |df = mdy-all}}</ref>
   
 
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