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Wang Lixiong provides a realistic and unbiased view of current socio-economic and inter-ethnic problems in Xinjiang. He describes a dangerous situation of ethnic groups leading lives increasingly separated from each other and with ever less mutual understanding, trust and sympathy for each other and actually an increasing conflict potential. Chinese authorities have banned the book but I hope that politicians will still read it.The Xinjiang problem Wang sees basically refers to a potential confl [...]
having read what happened in Kunming, I read and book. Meant to mark it as read on douban-- the Chinese version of , but realized that this penetrating book about ethnicity, state, and boundary and the rarely heard voice of the constructed 'Other', which was long banned in Mainland China, is not in record. What a shame. Deeply touched by the author's courage and integrity.