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Uyghur man in Xinjiang

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

Documents related to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), also known as the Uyghur homeland or East Turkestan.

Uyghur man in Xinjiang

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February 6, 1970

Letter, John M. Murphy, Member of Congress, to the Honorable Richard M. Nixon

Congressman Murphy forwards a letter and appeal from Isa Yusuf Alptekin to President Nixon.

January 9, 1938

Concerning Troop Movements through Xinjiang

The Politburo recommends that Sheng Shicai advise Chiang Kai-shek to permit the regiment currently stationed in Erlizihe to proceed to its designated location.

June 1934

Letter of Governor Shicai Sheng to Cdes. Stalin, Molotov, and Voroshilov

Governor Shicai Sheng expresses his firm belief in Communism, his desire to overthrow the Nanjing Government and construct a Communist state in its place, and the need to establish a Communist Party branch in Xinjiang. Emphasizing his long study of Marxist theory, he requests that Stalin, Molotov, and Voroshilov allow him to join the Communist Party.

November 1, 1934

Letter from Governer Shicai Sheng to Cdes. Stalin, Molotov, and Voroshilov

Responding to Stalin, Molotov, and Voroshilov's letter of 27 July, Sheng expresses his agreement with their assertions about Xinjiang's unsuitability for Communist rule and the inadvisability of overthrowing the Nanjing government. Accepting that he cannot become a member of the Communist Party at this time, Sheng expresses his gratitude for the Soviet assistance he has received and requests that he and Consul General Apresov be permitted to travel to Moscow.

August 1949

Karsky to Cde. Miklashevsky

Moscow will assist Deng Liqun, a member of the Chinese Communist Party, with establishing radio contact after arriving in the East Turkestan Republic.