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How much does it cost to live in Xinjiang, China in 2013? As you’ll see in this infographic, it’s not nearly as much as Shanghai.Read More ▸
Last week a good friend and fellow Xinjiang-enthusiast loaned me a copy of Life magazine dated December 13, 1943. I get excited about these type of things (it’s weird, I know) and even after a quick glance I knew I wasn’t going to be disappointed.Read More ▸
For those who love hiking, camping and everything having to do with the “great outdoors”, there is no better place than Xinjiang, China.Read More ▸
Some people might call it an “inferiority complex”, but when you’re dealing with the sensitive ethnic issues that Xinjiang faces, it’s best to call it what it really is. Xinjiang suffer from a “minority complex”.Read More ▸
In February of 1997, a deadly protest known as the “Ghulja Incident” shook the core of a small city in China’s western province of Xinjiang. Depending on who you ask, this incident has been described as a peaceful demonstration, an act of terrorism, or a massacre. To this day, the truth behind these mysterious events remains largely unknown.Read More ▸
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.Read More ▸
On July 23rd, 2010, a Uyghur journalist, activist and blogger named Gheyret Niyaz was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Mainstream media has focused its stories on the harsh sentence handed down by the Chinese court, but what exactly was he accused of doing?Read More ▸
There are quite a number of people, especially those with political agendas, who claim an intimate understanding of the region’s history, but very few would be qualified to compile it into a book. Thankfully the author of Eurasian Crossroads is not only qualified, he also brings to the table a very objective and apolitical view of Xinjiang.Read More ▸
For those who are sweating out the summer even with the air conditioning on full-blast, imagine yourself running 250 kilometers across one of the hottest deserts in the world right now…voluntarily.Read More ▸