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You may not know this, but FarWestChina currently broadcasts daily news and information about Xinjiang using 3 unique platforms, each targeted to different methods of consumption:Read More ▸
A rawap is a “Uyghur long-necked lute without sympathetic strings”2. It is a symbol of Uyghur music and culture and one of the most common souvenirs that you’ll find in all the markets in Xinjiang.Read More ▸
I was asked a great question on the FWC Facebook page last week. From the new crazy tax hike, how much of this new revenue will actually stay in Xinjiang? I promised I would contact a friend who works in the local Xinjiang government and surprisingly I got a great answer from him yesterday.Read More ▸
The geological sights along the Karakoram Highway were varied and contrasting: Rugged mountainscapes, sand marshes, crystal clear lakes, glaciers, green marsh lands. Although I’m not an expert on geology, it certainly piqued my interest to research more about what I saw along my journey.Read More ▸
“Sometime in the future when others will ply the KKH, little will they realize the amount of sweat, courage, dedications, encourage and human sacrifice that has gone into the making of this road but as you drive along…” – Karakoram Highway Memorial PlaqueRead More ▸