... my iden­tity as a Uygur has al­ways mo­ti­vat­edme to excel, be­cause I don’t want peo­ple to say Uygurs can’t do well.”

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he’s con­cerned that they could be used to fuel dis­con­tent. “Ex­trem­ists or ter­ror­ists might say: ‘Look how badly the gov­ern­ment treats you.’”

Hamut is determined to do ev­ery­thing he can to helpXin­jiang peo­ple set­tle in Shang­hai, and to heighten aware­ness among the lo­cals. The urge to help is some­thing he at­tributes to the in­flu­ence of his fa­ther, Mehmut Ahadi.

In 1936, Mehmut, then 16, was cho­sen to study math

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