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FarWestChina: My 7 Links Article

July 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

What is FarWestChina’s most controversial post? Most beautiful post? How about the one post that I believe is least appreciated? Check them all out here as part of the My 7 Links promotion. It’s good!

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Uyghur Hunk causes Internet Sensation

July 8, 2011 | No Comments

What happens if a lowly Uyghur bread maker looks like he should be modeling for an Asian clothing designer or starring in a movie? As 22-year old Xinjiang native Litahong is finding out, you instantly become a star on Weibo, China’s Twitter-clone.

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Urumqi Riots: 2 Year Anniversary

July 5, 2011 | 18 Comments

It was two years ago today that the streets of Urumqi, capital of China’s Xinjiang province, were filled with protesters, police, riots and burning cars.

It was two years ago today that almost 200 people died and hundreds more were wounded.

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The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds: A Book Review

June 28, 2011 | 4 Comments

Two Finnish travelers. Two epic journeys. One, same-old China. The Horse That Leaps Through Clouds is a beautiful account of China’s past, present and future. By Eric Enno Tamm.

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Tasty Uyghur Treat: Pic of the Week

May 13, 2011 | 4 Comments

Though they can be found throughout China, these Uyghur sweets somehow taste best when traveling through Xinjiang. At the bazaar in Kashgar, this stuff was so sticky that it ripped the braces right off the back of my upper teeth…

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