or U·rum·chi, U·rum·tsi
a city in and the capital of Xinjiang Uygur region, in NW China.
or Sin·kiang Ui·ghur
an autonomous region in NW China, bordering Tibet, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tadzhikistan, Pakistan, and India: formerly a province. 635,830 sq. mi. (1,646,800 sq. km). Capital: Ürümqi.
Official name Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
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There are deep-seated tensions in China—the riots in Tibet last year and in Urumqi this summer being only two recent examples.