Police Confirm Attacks in Korla, Xinjiang (Updated)

Rumors circulated on Weibo this week about an attack by one or more Uyghurs on Han Chinese in Korla, Xinjiang. Local police have now confirmed an attack but few details are available, Radio Free Asia reports (See Update below):...

A Remote Boomtown Where Mainly Newcomers Benefit – Howard W. French

From the New York Times: The prop plane packed with businessmen swoops into this once sleepy oasis town in far western China, flying in low over the spectacular Tian Shan mountain range, now snowcapped. At the tiny, primitive airport here, where people have to wait outdoors in the biting cold for their luggage, a billboard […]



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