Xinjiang: Go West!
Like in Tibet, the Chinese government tries to change the face of Xinjiang, home to the Uyghur people. The arrival of the Hans has also boosted the local economy by bringing new motorways, airports and sanitary infrastructures. 65,000 Uyghur families must be moved into rent-controlled apartments in the suburbs of Kashgar. The Uyghurs now represent only 46% of the population of this important city on the Silk Road. There has been a real colonization from the inside. The Hans promote an image of terrorism associated with this Muslim ethnic group.