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Photos of Kashgar, circa 1983

January 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

I received an email from a lady a while back whose kids were going to travel through Kashgar. She had been there as a student back in the late 1970’s and later worked there in the 1980’s. She shared with me these pictures she took in Kashgar that I thought were absolutely fascinating.

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More Uyghur Deaths in Hotan: Terrorist or Fleeing Muslims?

January 2, 2012 | 6 Comments

Less than 6 months following a Hotan riot that left 18 people dead in July of 2011, this small, Xinjiang city has made international news yet again with a string of suspicious deaths. In what is becoming a familiar trend in Xinjiang news, conflicting reports and changing stories have made it hard to pin down exactly what occured.

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Winners of the FarWestChina Christmas Giveaway!

December 23, 2011 | No Comments

Announcing the winners of the FarWestChina Christmas giveaway! Thanks for taking part and look for new contests in 2012.

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A 3-Part Xinjiang Christmas Giveaway!

December 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

Do you like Xinjiang? Do you like free stuff? Then read this. You’ll be glad you did.

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A Tour in Xinjiang? Buckle up, get Zen & Enjoy the Ride!

November 15, 2011 | 10 Comments

If you have unlimited time – if you already know Xinjiang – if you really love adventure travel – then you can probably skip exploring the region with a tour.

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