Silk Road, Chinese Turkestan

Travel to far western end of China, along the ancient Silk Road across the Taklamakhan Desert, via Turfan to Kashgar, from where the Silk Road caravans took the exotic goods from the East to Constantinople and the courts of Europe. In Kashgar and the Chinese Turkestan you’ll mingle among the Uighurs, while the narrow lanes and markets …

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China’s Urban Explosion, Tranquil Guizhou Villages

With the Beijing Olympics only months away, a massive wave of protests is sweeping the country over government landgrabs (, January 2008). As hyperurbanization is fueling China’s land disputes, that much more one can appreciate a visit to China’s pastoral villages. Although the Olympic Games are certainly China’s drawing card in the coming summer, one should …

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