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Fear Stalks Chinese Residents in Kashgar After Attacks

Reuters reported on Wednesday on the fearful atmosphere among Kashgar’s Han Chinese community, following the series of attacks over the weekend in which 20 were killed. “People here feel genuine terror, we definitely...

World’s Most Typical Person: Han Chinese Man

National Geographic’s new series, “Seven Billion”, attempts to analyze the world’s population of seven billion people.  According to it, the most typical person in the world is a Han-Chinese male. From...

Clocks Square off in China’s Far West

In China’s Xinjiang, Han Chinese and native Muslim Uighurs live side by side, but time zones apart. From The Los Angeles Times: When communist China was formed in 1949, Mao Tse-tung decreed that everybody should follow a...

In Tibetan Areas, Parallel Worlds Now Collide

Howard French for the New York Times reports on the economic disparity and ethnic tensions that exist in many of China’s mixed communities. In Tibet and in neighboring provinces, like Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan, where...

China and Its Minorities

While protests against China’s policies toward Tibet erupt around the world, Philip Bowring for the International Herald Tribune discusses the greater ethnic minority “problem” facing the country. Non-Han...



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