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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 23, 2004

The Uygurs: It's A Fine Line They Tread

Uygur KidWhat a wonderful picture!

I can not give you any details other than this is a picture of an Uygur kid walking a tightrope. (LOL you say that's pretty self evident! but he could have been a Uzbek kid!!)

I got it off a Chinese language website sina.com thus the lack of information.(can't read Chinese) Suffice to say the Uygur are famous tight rope walkers with one Ahdil, holding the Guiness Book of Records for staying on a tight rope for 27 consecutive days. The second picture is of Ahdil.

Uygur Ahil

P.S UPDATE. I subsequently found out that our little fellow is three-year-old Adier Yasen from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region walking on a 10-metre high, 50-metre-long tight rope.