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Hotan, Xinjiang, China, 26/03/2015 - A Uighur man standing on Hotan main square as members of the People's Liberation Army are walking behind him. The statue on the left shows Mao Zedong shaking hands with an old Uighur named Kurban Tulum who travelled miles on his donkey to congratulate Mao Zedong. © Raphaël Fournier / Divergence

Around Taklamakan, photo essay by Raphaël Fournier

The province of Xinjiang (new frontier in chinese) is located in the far western region of China, it is the biggest province of the country and it is bordering 8 other countries such as Tajikistan and Afghanistan or India and Mongolia.

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Carolyn Drake, PRIVATE 54

Carolyn Drake | Wild Pigeon

ild Pigeon tells a story of the Uyghurs, a people of Turkish descent living in the Xinjiang province in Western China. Like Tibetans, Uyghurs have a very old culture that is being torn apart as China expands. As a result of the Chinese government sending millions of Han Chinese migrants to this resource-rich Muslim frontier, […]

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