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Basketball is an extremely popular sport here in China, arguably the most popular behind ping-pong. Ask any male youth and they can probably name their favorite NBA team and a few of their favorite players: 科比 (Kobe Bryant), 詹姆斯 (Lebron James) or 乔丹 (Michael Jordan) among many others.
So why is it that it that nobody seems to care about the professional China Basketball Association (CBA)?Read More ▸
I read news last week about a recent proposal to push the US state of California to divide into 6 different states. It intrigued me for a few different reasons, not the least of which has to do with my current home here in Xinjiang, China.Read More ▸
From the very beginning, Invisible China felt to me like an interesting cross between a travelogue, a social commentary and a piece of journalism. As odd as that may sound, it blended quite well into an entertaining, informative narrative.
Readers follow Legerton and Rawson as they travel from…Read More ▸
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 ▸
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Xinjiang, in my humble opinion, is a photographer’s paradise. Travelers with even the simplest camera phone can take great photos, but professional photographers can produce stunning results. After years of traveling around Xinjiang, China with a puny little pocket camera, I have finally crossed over to […]Read More ▸
Urumqi to Beijing in 12 hours. Average speed of 350 km/hr (220 mph). An investment of 143 billion yuan. It’s the world’s longest high-speed rail line and it is expected to open as early as 2015.Read More ▸
When your home is made of mud-brick, sometimes it’s hard to decorate. Perhaps that’s why something as simple as a door becomes an ornate masterpiece for many Uyghur homes in Xinjiang?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 ▸
“These photos were taken across Xinjiang, and are an effort to increase awareness of, and interest in, the Uyghur people and the threat they face.” – Photographer Brett ElmerRead More ▸