Muslim China


China, as a nation makings its way onto the world stage, is learning how to play the PR game. This has played out largely with respect to the “minority peoples” - Tibetans and Uyghurs.  The Uyghurs, living mostly in the west, along the Karkoram range, are designated as “autonomous regions”, meaning, like Tibet, they are supposedly able to live their culture, speak their language, practice their religion as they have for centuries. Slow though, insidiously, Han Chinese are moved into these regions which then serves the purpose of  diluting the indigenous peoples/cultures and  thus their power.

China, Silk Route, July 2008