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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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What Does Uyghur Culture Look Like?

October 18, 2011 | 5 Comments

One of the most frustrating realities for any Xinjiang enthusiast or activist is the relative obscurity of the province and its Uyghur people. Unlike their Tibetan neighbors to the south, international understanding of Uyghur culture is tainted by the only kind of news that makes it out of the province: bad news.

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