A report on Qiemo County

The Tarim Basin in the 3rd century CE, showing the Indo-European oasis kingdoms of Kašgar (Kashgar) [violet], Kotan/Hutan [green], Krążania (Krořän/Loulan/Shanshan) [pink], Kuša (Kucha/Ququa) [orange], Ārśi (Agni/Yanqui/Karaxahr) [olive] and Yarkoto/Guśi (Jushi/Turfan) [blue]. Ziemo (Quiemo) lies in the western part of Krořän/Loulan bordering Zhangzhung (Tibet) to the south, and which was since the 1st century CE known under its Chinese name Shanshan.
A view from the space of an alluvial fan in the foothills of the Altyn-Tagh in the western part of the county (37.44861°N, 84.28139°W)
Map of Qiemo (labeled as Ch'ieh-mo) and surrounding area (1975)
Map including Qiemo (labeled as QIEMO (CH'IEH-MO)) and surrounding region (DMA, 1980){{efn|From map: "The representation of international boundaries is not necessarily authoritative."}}
Map including Qarqan (labeled as CH'IEH-MO (CHERCHEN) (CH'E-ERH-CH'ENG)) (USATC, 1971)

County under the administration of the Bayin'gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, bordering the Tibet Autonomous Region to the south.

- Qiemo County

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Qiemo Town

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Location of Qiemo county (pink), in Bayin'gholin prefecture (yellow), in Xinjiang autonomous region of China
Map including Qiemo (labeled as Ch'ieh-mo) from the International Map of the World (DMA, 1975)

The oasis town of Qiemo or Cherchen (چەرچەن, Чәрчән, ; Uighur: Qarqan, also spelled Charchan) is the capital of Qiemo County, Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China.

Cherchen Man

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Cherchen Man or Chärchän Man or Ur-David is the modern name given to a mummy found in the town Cherchen, located in current Xinjiang region of China.

Xinjiang

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Landlocked autonomous region of the People's Republic of China (PRC), located in the northwest of the country at the crossroads of Central Asia and East Asia.

Landlocked autonomous region of the People's Republic of China (PRC), located in the northwest of the country at the crossroads of Central Asia and East Asia.

Dzungaria (Red) and the Tarim Basin or Altishahr (Blue)
Northern Xinjiang (Junggar Basin) (Yellow), Eastern Xinjiang- Turpan Depression (Turpan Prefecture and Hami Prefecture) (Red) and Altishahr/the Tarim Basin (Blue)
Physical map showing the separation of Dzungaria and the Tarim Basin (Altishahr) by the Tien Shan Mountains
Map of Han Dynasty in 2 CE. Light blue is the Tarim Basin protectorate.
Old Uyghur/Yugur art from the Bezeklik murals
The Tarim Basin in the 3rd century AD
A Sogdian man on a Bactrian camel. Sancai ceramic statuette, Tang dynasty
Mongol states from the 14th to the 17th centuries: the Northern Yuan dynasty, Four Oirat, Moghulistan and Kara Del
The Dzungar–Qing Wars, between the Qing Dynasty and the Dzungar Khanate
The Battle of Oroi-Jalatu in 1756, between the Manchu and Oirat armies
The Qing Empire ca. 1820
Scene from the 1828 Qing campaign against rebels in Altishahr
Yakub Beg, ruler of Yettishar
19th-century Khotan Uyghurs in Yettishar
Kuomintang in Xinjiang, 1942
Governor Sheng Shicai ruled from 1933 to 1944.
The Soviet-backed Second East Turkestan Republic encompassed Xinjiang's Ili, Tarbagatay and Altay districts.
Close to Karakoram Highway in Xinjiang.
Pamir Mountains and Muztagh Ata.
Taklamakan Desert
Tianchi Lake
Black Irtysh river in Burqin County is a famous spot for sightseeing.
Kanas Lake
Largest cities and towns of Xinjiang
Statue of Mao Zedong in Kashgar
Nur Bekri, Chairman of the Xinjiang Government between 2007 and 2015
The distribution map of Xinjiang's GDP per person (2011)
Ürümqi is a major industrial center within Xinjiang.
Wind farm in Xinjiang
Sunday market in Khotan
Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport
Karakorum highway
This flag (Kök Bayraq) has become a symbol of the East Turkestan independence movement.
"Heroic Gesture of Bodhisattvathe Bodhisattva", example of 6th-7th-century terracotta Greco-Buddhist art (local populations were Buddhist) from Tumxuk, Xinjiang
Sogdian donors to the Buddha, 8th century fresco (with detail), Bezeklik, Eastern Tarim Basin
A mosque in Ürümqi
People engaging in snow sports by a statue of bodhisattva Guanyin in Wujiaqu
Christian Church in Hami
Catholic Church in Urumqi
Temple of the Great Buddha in Midong, Ürümqi
Taoist Temple of Fortune and Longevity at the Heavenly Lake of Tianshan in Fukang, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture
Emin Minaret
Id Kah mosque in Kashgar, largest mosque in China
Erkin Tuniyaz, the incumbent Chairman of the Xinjiang Government

Local states such as Shule, Yutian, Guizi and Qiemo controlled the western region, while the central region around Turpan was controlled by Gaochang, remnants of a state (Northern Liang) that once ruled part of what is now Gansu province in northwestern China.

Tarim Basin in the 3rd century

Shanshan

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Kingdom located at the north-eastern end of the Taklamakan Desert near the great, but now mostly dry, salt lake known as Lop Nur.

Kingdom located at the north-eastern end of the Taklamakan Desert near the great, but now mostly dry, salt lake known as Lop Nur.

Tarim Basin in the 3rd century
Loulan silk fragment

The kingdom included the city of Charklik (near the modern town of Ruoqiang to the south-west of Lop Nur), Cherchen (later Qiemo), as well as Niya, further to the south-west.

Detainees listening to speeches in a camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017

Uyghur genocide

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Often characterized as genocide.

Often characterized as genocide.

Detainees listening to speeches in a camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017
A Uyghur man from Kashgar, a city in Xinjiang, China.
Present day map of Xinjiang and its internal and external borders
Xinjiang police job advertisements by year
Number of "re-education" related government procurement bids in Xinjiang
Xi Jinping featured on a propaganda billboard in Kashgar in 2018
Mosque in Tuyoq, Xinjiang (2005)
Entrance to a school in Turpan, a Uyghur-majority city in Xinjiang, in 2018. The sign at the gate, written in Chinese, reads: "[You are] entering the school grounds. Please speak Guoyu ["the national language", i.e. Mandarin Chinese]"
Uyghur economist Ilham Tohti
A Uyghur woman wearing a hijab in Xinjiang
Mihrigul Tursun, a former detainee of the Xinjiang internment camps
Pages from the China Cables
Protesters at the United Nations with the Flag of East Turkestan
Pro-Uyghur protest in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 5 February 2011
Xinjiang boycott advert on NYU's campus in New York, NY "Boycott Xinjiang Genocide Products! 抵制新疆种族灭绝产品! Also don't attack our Chinese neighbors. Just say no to xenophobia and racism!"
Uyghur human rights demonstration protest near the White House, on September 25, 2015

In August 2014, local authorities in Cherchen County (Qiemo County) announced, "Incentive Measures Encouraging Uighur-Chinese Intermarriage," including a 10,000 CNY (US$1,450) cash reward per annum for the first five years to such intermarried couples as well as preferential treatment in employment and housing plus free education for the couples, their parents and offspring.

Qiemo Yudu Airport

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Airport that serves Qiemo Town in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.

Airport that serves Qiemo Town in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.

Qiemo County officials stated in March 2013 that construction would begin in June.

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Tatrang

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Map including Tatrang (DMA, 1990)

Tatrang, Tatirang (تاتىراڭ بازىرى ) is a town in Qiemo / Qarqan County, Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China.

Tazhong

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Tazhong (Pinyin tǎ zhōng zhèn) is a town in Qiemo County, Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang.

Mihrigul Tursun

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Reported former Uyghur detainee from Xinjiang, China.

Reported former Uyghur detainee from Xinjiang, China.

Mihrigul Tursun testifies at the National Press Club in Washington.

Her family lives in the Qiemo County, Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, in Xinjiang.