Traffic in Xinjiang passes in front of a banner calling for the stability and development of the Uyghur autonomous region. The Xinjiang government has released a summary of the 2020 census results. Photo: Kyodo Traffic in Xinjiang passes in front of a banner calling for the stability and development of the Uyghur autonomous region. The Xinjiang government has released a summary of the 2020 census results. Photo: Kyodo
Traffic in Xinjiang passes in front of a banner calling for the stability and development of the Uyghur autonomous region. The Xinjiang government has released a summary of the 2020 census results. Photo: Kyodo

China census: migration drives Han population growth in Xinjiang

  • The region’s Uygur community grew 16 per cent in the decade to 2020 compared with 25 per cent for Han
  • Regional government says data prompted it to revise down Uygur population figures

Topic |   China census and demographics 2021
Traffic in Xinjiang passes in front of a banner calling for the stability and development of the Uyghur autonomous region. The Xinjiang government has released a summary of the 2020 census results. Photo: Kyodo Traffic in Xinjiang passes in front of a banner calling for the stability and development of the Uyghur autonomous region. The Xinjiang government has released a summary of the 2020 census results. Photo: Kyodo
Traffic in Xinjiang passes in front of a banner calling for the stability and development of the Uyghur autonomous region. The Xinjiang government has released a summary of the 2020 census results. Photo: Kyodo
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