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Symbol of Hope in Hotan Yet to Reap Rewards

The Financial Times describes the failure of a Zhejiang-sponsored industrial park in Hotan, part of a government plan to soothe tensions in Xinjiang by promoting economic development: Hangzhou Boulevard, the main axis through...

Moving Southern Water North and Seawater West

Danwei translates reports of a proposal to hydrate Xinjiang by pumping seawater 2,000 kilometres inland and 1,200 metres uphill from the Bohai Sea: The summit’s basic ideas on the subject of “Moving Seawater West; Bringing Bohai...

China to Pump Billions into Western Regions

From AFP: China has said it will invest more than 100 billion dollars this year in 23 new infrastructure projects in impoverished western regions as part of efforts to boost domestic demand. The plan was announced Monday after...

China’s Xinjiang to Get $1.5 Billion Boost

AP reports on development plans for Xinjiang, almost a year after ethnic riots hit the capital Urumqi: Various regions across Xinjiang, including 82 cities and towns, will received investment from 19 provinces and municipalities...

Photos: The Demolition of Old Kashgar

Gilles, of Le Monde’s Eye for China blog, has captured images of Kashgar’s Old City before and after wide-scale demolitions took place in a four-part series (1, 2, 3, 4). Below are selected photos and their...

Video: Uighur Dilemma – China

From Youtube: Ever since the violence between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese, a fear of fanaticism has taken hold. Is the government’s decision to demolish the Uighur area Kashgar really due to an earthquake threat?...

Blogger: Xinjiang People – Sorry and Thank You

The following blog post was written by a Han Chinese resident of Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture of Xinjiang. It was written before the outbreak of violence in Urumqi , but has made a reappearance in the Chinese...

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