Xinjiang development

National Security: a “Distinctly Chinese Approach”

In late December, China’s National People’s Congress passed a controversial anti-terrorism law, the nation’s first, which came amid a nationwide “war on terror” launched in 2014. An early draft of...

Four Years After Xinjiang Riots, Grievances Unanswered

Choi Chi-yuk reports from Urumqi ahead of the anniversary on Friday of riots in 2009, in which at least 197 people were killed. With Mandy Zuo at South China Morning Post: A bus stop has been built on the Jiefang South Road...

Mystery Complex in Xinjiang Not Complex, Not a Mystery

At Ogle Earth (via Bill Bishop), Stefan Geens addresses speculation over Google Earth images of a Xinjiang construction site so mysterious that “Even an Ex-CIA Analyst Isn’t Sure” what is being built there....

'Silk Road' Plan for Xinjiang Makes for a Rough Tapestry

Following deadly riots in Xinjiang in 2009, the central government announced a plan to develop a “new Silk Road” to link the isolated, impoverished region to surrounding economies in Central Asia and boost the...

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...



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