I arrived in Urumqi, the capital of the Uyghur autonomous region of Xinjiang, on the 10th right after lunch. The four-hour flight from Beijing was pleasant, despite being completely packed with people, and reaching my hotel from the airport was a piece of cake: one hour and a half by bus, for the modest price of one yuan (around 0.2 Euro). 487 more words
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In the name of safeguarding its 1.4 billion people, China has been collecting biometric information from millions of people whom it deems potential threats—among them, Uyghurs, migrant workers, and college students—as part of national DNA database.
AP | Published — Tuesday 16 May 2017
Uighurs rest near a food stall in Kashgar, Xinjiang province in this Aug. 6, 2008 file photo. (AP) 468 more words
(continued from part 1) I arrived in Black Lake by horse, this was my home for the night, in a traditional yurt with a small group of Chinese tourists and some local Kazahks including a horseman called Hu-An, who sang and danced a little bit for us during dinner (I had prepared my own food of plain dried fruits, nuts and cereal bar). 823 more words