China

The “strangers” in China

Earlier this year I read a long article on Aeon about China’s “balinghou” (people born in the 80s) and the pressures they face. It was a great article, full of interesting details, anecdotes, and presented a vivid image of what it’s like to grow up in today’s China, mainly Beijing and Shanghai. Well, who’d have guessed I’d be calling the author a colleague. Anyways he’s at it again recently with another fine piece – this about China’s Uighur people, from Xinjiang, and their place (or lack of) in Chinese society.

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