Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Keep Reading

As chaos reigns in Kashgar, I remember from reading 'The New Great Game' (extract) that China's Xingxang province has a border with Afghanistan.

It seems that a significant spark of the trouble was a bust up between ethnic Han Chinese and Uighur migrant workers in Guangdong.

Guangdong! That's Canton (as in Cantonese) down by Hong Kong. It's an outrageous distance away from Xingxang.

The world is more complicated than the tabloids would have us believe, so we need to keep reading and thinking for ourselves.

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