Corrections of for CN entries

Oscar van Vlijmen o.van.vlijmen at
Thu Dec 20 18:41:24 UTC 2001

Uigur, uygur, uighur, weiwuer, uyghur?

"The Uyghur Information Agency (UIA) would like to advise the international
media to adopt the correct Uyghur terms and names when it covers and writes
issues related to the Uyghur people and Eastern Turkestan.
First of all, we advise all the international media to use the correct
spelling of our ethnic name--Uyghur.
Second of all, we advise the international media to use the correct Chinese
designation for Eastern Turkestan--"Xinjiang".
Its official Chinese name is "Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region" or "XUAR".

Advise: don't use just xinjiang, because this means "new territory", nothing
more. Use at least xinjiang uyghur.

>From the US State Department:
"Under the Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration on the Question of Macau signed
in 1987, Macau reverted to Chinese control on December 20, 1999. It is now a
semi-autonomous entity that exists pursuant to international agreement and
maintains its own government apart from the People's Republic of China."

Oscar van Vlijmen

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