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Apple Sells Out Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong to Appease Chinese Government

Apple removed a smartphone app used by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong late Wednesday in the tech giant’s latest capitulation to China’s authoritarian government. The app, HKmap.live, allowed users to see Hong Kong police movements via crowdsourced information as cops in the region continue to brutalize the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Science, China, Nba, Donald Trump, Houston Rockets, Hong Kong protests, New Cold War, Chinese Government, Daryl Morey, Carrie Lam, President Trump, Concentration Camps, Uyghurs, Uyghur


How to Make Uyghur Bread from Xinjiang

For those who have traveled through Xinjiang, I don’t have to tell you just how delicious Uyghur bread is. It’s called “naan” or 囊 (náng) in Chinese and when you get it fresh from the oven, it just melts in your mouth! If you’ve ever been curious about how to make Uyghur bread from Xinjiang, join me as I bring you behind the scenes at a hole-in-the-wall bakery in Turpan. For years I have walked by countless bread stands in Xinjiang, bought the Uyghur flatbread, and continued on my mer...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, China, Bread, Beijing, Xinjiang, Cuisine, Turpan, Uyghur Culture, Uyghur Food, Uighur, Don, Central Asia, FarWestChina Xinjiang, Uyghur, Uyghur Bread


Learn Uyghur | Ultimate Guide to Available Resources

Do you have an interested to learn Uyghur? While the resources are sparse, they do exist. In this comprehensive guide to learning Uyghur, I’d like to share with you the type of resources available and the best ways to learn the Uyghur language both inside and outside of China. Before I lay out the types of Uyghur language resources that are available to you as you consider learning the language, I’d like to start by telling you a bit of my story. Because, as you know, it’s not like...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, China, America, Blog, United States, Shanghai, Xinjiang, Skype, Urumqi, Kansas University, Uyghur, John What


Kashgar Sunday Bazaar | Photos & Video

For centuries, the Kashgar Sunday Bazaar in western Xinjiang has been a meeting place for locals, merchants and travelers along the Silk Road. It’s a great place for travelers to wander, purchase souvenirs and people watch. Although the primary purpose of the bazaar has historically been to sell goods – everything from horses and camels to silk and household items – the reality is that people gather at the Kashgar market for one reason: the exotic and exhilarating environment. It’s...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, Beijing, Xinjiang, Market, Bazaar, Souvenirs, Kashgar, Uyghur Culture, Don, Old City, FarWestChina Xinjiang, FarWestChina, Uyghur, YouTube Kashgar Bazaar


130 American Muslim Imams, Scholars and Community Leaders Sign A Statement On The Ongoing Oppression of Uighur Muslims

In the Name of God, the Benevolent, the Merciful, All praise is due to Allahﷻ and may the Creator send His blessings and salutations upon our master, Muhammadﷺ, as well as upon his family and companions. We, imams, scholars and community leaders, hereby affirm and declare the following fundamental points: We ask the People’s Republic of China to free Uighurs from its concentration camps, return children to their families, and restore their freedom of religion. We call upon our neighbors of other...
Tags: Politics, China, Religion, Uncategorized, US, World, Current Affairs, Washington Dc, Islam, Muslims, April 6, Communist China, Oppression, Boycott, George, People 's Republic of China


An Open Letter To All Islamic Organizations Regardless Of Their Mission

Assalaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatahu, Dear Brothers and Sisters: We have a common enemy. It has been our enemy since the creation of Prophet Adam . The perpetrator of all violence, and deceptions emanates from this evil force. It is the excuse Allah has granted for struggle and success. It is an arena for human kind wherein Allah separates the monotheist from the rest; wherein He has offered the reward to those who believe and destruction to disbelief, polytheism, and hypocrisy. By ...
Tags: Leadership, Religion, Uncategorized, America, Society, Development, United States, Current Affairs, Islam, Civil Rights, Injustice, Prophet, Muslims, Isna, Muhammad, Prophet Muhammad


Uyghur Knife from Yengisar | A Lost Cultural Symbol

For many people, the Yengisar knife is a timeless symbol of Uyghur culture in Xinjiang. While Uyghur knives are still sold, the original town that created them has become a ghost town. Here’s the story of the Uyghur knife from Yengisar, Xinjiang in China. For centuries, the craft of making the Uyghur knife has been an important part of the culture in Xinjiang, a trade skill handed down from father to son. The steel blades of these Uyghur knives are shaped and sharpened by hand and ...
Tags: Travel, China, US, Xinjiang, Urumqi, Kashgar, Mehmet, Hotan, FarWestChina Xinjiang, Taklamakan Desert, Uyghur, International Grand Bazaar, Urumqi International Grand Bazaar, Kuqa, Khotan Hotan, Uyghur Knife


'Cultural genocide': How China is tearing Uyghur families apart in Xinjiang

Every day, US-based Uyghur journalist Gulchehra Hoja tries to call her family in the Chinese region of Xinjiang. Sometimes she tries up to 20 different numbers, just hoping that someone will pick up.
Tags: Asia, News, China, US, Xinjiang, Uyghur, Gulchehra Hoja


'Cultural genocide': How China is tearing Uyghur families apart in Xinjiang

Every day, US-based Uyghur journalist Gulchehra Hoja tries to call her family in the Chinese region of Xinjiang. Sometimes she tries up to 20 different numbers, just hoping that someone will pick up.
Tags: China, US, Cnn, Xinjiang, Uyghur, Gulchehra Hoja


Uyghur Customs | 26 Rules for Hosting or Being Hosted

As you travel Xinjiang and meet with locals, there are a number of Uyghur customs you probably weren’t aware of. I’d love to walk you through some of the most common Uyghur customs as applies to hosting and being hosted by a Uyghur person. Enjoy! Hosting or being hosted by somebody from a different culture can always be a bit stressful, and for me the Uyghur culture with all the nuances of Uyghur customs, has been no different. That’s not to say that it’s hard – Uyghur are some of the most kind...
Tags: Travel, Culture, Xinjiang, Uyghur Culture, Central Asia, Host, Uyghur, Uyghur Customs


20 Best Xinjiang Books Reviewed & Ranked

What are the best Xinjiang books to read? Whether you’re looking to travel to Xinjiang or you just want to understand the situation in Xinjiang better, I’d like to point you toward the best resources currently available to read. Over the years, I’ve read and even reviewed a number of books about Xinjiang on this website. Until now, I hadn’t thought to list them as a resource to those who don’t know what’s available and what’s worth reading. So here’s my list of the top 20 books related to Xinji...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, Silk Road, Asia, Tibet, China, Blog, History, Xinjiang, Urumqi, Kashgar, Yo Yo Ma, Peter Fleming, Peter Hopkirk, Millward


Ultimate Guide to Learning Uyghur

Are you interested in learning the Uyghur language? While the resources are sparse, they do exist. In this ultimate guide to learning Uyghur, I’d like to share with you what’s available and the best ways to learn Uyghur both inside and outside China. Back in 2008, I made a somewhat whimsical decision to spend a year in Xinjiang and to learn the Uyghur language. I was really getting into languages at that point and I guess that something about the relative “obscurity” (let’s call it that) of Uygh...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, China, America, Blog, United States, Shanghai, Xinjiang, Skype, Urumqi, Gene, Josh, Kansas University


Xinjiang Cuisine: 5 Must-Eat Foods (& How to Order Them)

What are the “must eat” foods while traveling in Xinjiang? There are plenty of things that I recommend that you try while you’re out here, but if I had to boil it down to my 5 favorite Xinjiang cuisine items, this would be it. Here are a list of the best foods and how you can order them! Of all the great Uyghur food, Hui food, Kazakh food and Russian food there is to eat out here in western China, it amazes me that I still hear of people traveling here without fully experiencing the wonderful X...
Tags: Travel, China, Beijing, Xinjiang, Cuisine, Urumqi, Uyghur Food, Xinjiang Food, Don, FarWestChina, Xi'an, Lagman, Uyghur, Dapanji, Hui food, Kebabs


Traveling China’s Karakoram Highway | Traveler’s Guide

If you are traveling to Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang region, the Karakoram Highway is a must-see destination! Often regarded as the “Eight Wonder of the World”, this long stretch of highway links China with Pakistan, cuts through snowcapped mountains and features diverse cultures along the way. It’s a trip that you’ll never forget. For travelers looking to adventure up the Karakoram Highway, look no further than this guide – just one part of the entire FarWestChina guide on Xinjiang – for some i...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, China, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Lonely Planet, Karakoram Highway, Kashgar, Tashkorgan, Don, Opal, Tashkurgan, Karakul Lake, Karakul, Red Mountain, DON T FORGET


China will collect the DNA of every adult in Xinjiang province, where Uyghur people are systematically oppressed

Xinjiang province is the site of intense surveillance and oppression, even by Chinese standards; it's home to the largely Muslim Uyghur minority, and a combination of racism and Islamaphobia drive a uniquely intrusive grade of policing and surveillance. (more…)
Tags: Post, Human Rights, News, Privacy, China, Surveillance, Genomics, Xinjiang, Muslim Uyghur, Uyghur, Population Registration Program


Urumqi’s International Grand Bazaar | Worth a Visit?

For travelers visiting Urumqi, the capital of China’s Xinjiang region, you’ll likely hear about a place known as the Urumqi International Grand Bazaar as well as the nearby Er Dao Qiao Market. Considering the fact that there aren’t many tourist attractions in Urumqi, it’s no wonder that you’ll find this place on every travel itinerary. But is it worth your time to visit the Grand Bazaar? What’s inside and what can you buy? In this travel guide guide we cover all you need to know to plan your vi...
Tags: Travel, China, Xinjiang, Lonely Planet, Souvenirs, Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar, Uighur, Don, BRT, Grand Bazaar, Express, FarWestChina Xinjiang, Uyghurs, Uyghur


Traveling China’s Karakoram Highway | 2017 Traveler’s Guide

If you are traveling to Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang region, the Karakoram Highway is a must-see destination! Often regarded as the “Eight Wonder of the World”, this long stretch of highway links China with Pakistan, cuts through snowcapped mountains and features diverse cultures along the way. It’s a trip that you’ll never forget. For travelers looking to adventure up the Karakoram Highway, look no further than this guide – just one part of the entire FarWestChina guide on Xinjiang – for some i...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, China, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Lonely Planet, Karakoram Highway, Kashgar, Tashkorgan, Don, Opal, Tashkurgan, Karakul Lake, Karakul, Red Mountain, DON T FORGET


China forces Xinjiang Uyghurs to install mobile spyware, enforces with stop-and-frisk

China's Xinjiang province is home to the Uyghur ethnic/religious minority, whose fights for self-determination have been brutally and repeatedly crushed by the Chinese state: now, people in Xinjiang are being required to install mobile spyware on their devices. (more…)
Tags: Mobile, Post, News, Privacy, Police, China, Surveillance, Gwot, Xinjiang, Lawful Interception, War On General Purpose Computing, Uyghur, Citizen Safety, Xinjiang Uyghurs


Kashgar Old City | A Timeline of Changes

For over a century, the ancient city of Kashgar has been best known by travelers for its Silk Road charm, mud-brick houses and friendly Uyghur neighborhoods. It is a restful oasis whether you come from the dry deserts of the east or the dangerous mountains of the west. Kashgar Old City history has been resilient in the face of passing time, but there are few places in the world that are immune from modern development. Much has changed in Kashgar over the past decade including the tearing down ...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, China, Xinjiang, Kashgar, Uighur, Don, Old City, Liaoning, Id Kah, Id Kah Mosque, Uyghur, Kashgar Old City, Old City Initially China, Stefan Geens, Kashgar Old City Fast