CHINA WESTERN

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URUMQI- XINJIANG - CHINA - DECEMBER 15, 2006:  a man drinks a beer while collecting things from the rubbish with his cart. Han chinese presence is growing very fast in Xinjiang, as a result of a pionieering encouragement policy that offers tempting taxes benefits to any Han willing to settle in Xinjiang. Cities pop up like mushrooms and the old Uighur rural style homes, large, open, made of mud are being gradually demolished, while Uighurs are relocated in impersonal soviet-like blocks, disintegrating their natural  social and economical net. This loss of social ground favours alcoholism (even among muslims) and poverty.
URUMQI- XINJIANG - CHINA - DECEMBER 15, 2006: a man drinks a beer while collecting things from the rubbish with his cart. Han chinese presence is growing very fast in Xinjiang, as a result of a pionieering encouragement policy that offers tempting taxes benefits to any Han willing to settle in Xinjiang. Cities pop up like mushrooms and the old Uighur rural style homes, large, open, made of mud are being gradually demolished, while Uighurs are relocated in impersonal soviet-like blocks,...
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