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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

On Old Silk Road, Condos, Mosques and Ethnic Tensions


New York Times

the"URUMQI, China, March 12 On a big public square dominated by this city's huge gold-domed theater, taxis honk their way through slushy, chaotic streets, stopping to take on passengers laden with bundles of walnuts, almonds, dates and dried plums purchased at open stalls."

A New York Times article datelined 13 March. Not anything new on Xinjiang or the Uyghur but good to see the issue getting some exposure