Yesterday the BBC posted a short piece I wrote for them about the current situation here in Xinjiang. If you’re interested to check it out, you can look at the Asia-Pacific page of the BBC where you’ll find – at least for now – a picture of my wife and I (March Update: obviously this picture is now gone), or you can just read the entire article here. Most of the information isn’t new to those who are regular readers of FarWestChina.
It was a wonderful opportunity and I feel honored that they contacted me to write even though it was an eye-opening experience. For example, the 500-word article they requested was slashed to a mere 300 words and my structure was entirely rearranged. They did it all in the name of “house style” and with my permission, of course, but I was still humbled. I read it and it just doesn’t sound like me.
Regardless, I’m elated to have a link. I appreciate everybody who has given me your support and encouragement, despite how much I might not deserve either. The title, which was taken by the editors from my very last sentence, makes the piece sound harsher than it really is.
- Living in Xinjiang | One Foreigner’s Perspective - February 16, 2017
- Xinjiang Street Food | Karamay Fried Yellow Noodles - November 3, 2016
- 10 Years in Xinjiang | CCTV Documentary - October 27, 2016
- FarWestChina’s Josh Summers on CCTV - October 19, 2016
- Travel Kuqa | What’s Worth Visiting? - October 13, 2016
- Prehistoric Porn in Xinjiang (Hilarious Petroglyphs!) - September 29, 2016
- Travel Kashgar | What’s Worth Visiting - September 19, 2016
- Learning the Uyghur Dutar in Xinjiang - September 9, 2016
- What Should I Eat in Xinjiang? 10 Best Uyghur Food - September 2, 2016
- Kashgar Sunday Bazaar | Photos & Video - August 25, 2016