“We’re Uyghurs. We’re not terrorists.” A plea from Xinjiang

Alia | July 1st, 2013 - 5:02 am
Image from Global Times

After last week’s two violent clashes between Uyghurs and the Han people in Xinjian that caused 35 deaths, a plea from a Xinjiang native calling for a stop of prejudice against the Uyghur ethnic groups went viral on Weibo.

An unbelievably expensive piece of Xinjiang nut cake and what it tells about the ethnic policy in China

Alia | December 4th, 2012 - 1:39 am
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A piece of Xingjiang nut cake of the size of a cutting board is worth, according to police in Yueyang, RMB 160,000. This unbelievably expensive piece of Xinjiang nut cake soon went viral and stirred up heated discussions of the unfair ethnic policies in China.