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Education and Social Mobility among Minority Populations in Xinjiang

FromtheearlyyearsoftheChineseCommunistParty(CCP)leadership,the immediateaimofeducationalpolicywastocreatenationalunityafterahalfcenturyofdivisionandtoinstillasenseofloyaltyamongminoritypopulations.TheultimategoalofthePeople'sRepublicofChina's(PRC)educational policyforminoritypeopleshasbeentointegrateallethnicgroupsintoa singleandunifiedsocialiststate.Bothoftheseremaintheobjectivesofminorityeducationtoday,particularlyinborderregionslikeXinjiang.