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Bilingual education benefits students in Xinjiang

Students from different ethnic groups read a story from their textbooks at the No 2 Primary School in Zepu county, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Oct 25, 2010.

One family, 45 members and seven ethnic groups

One family, 45 members and seven ethnic groups - this is the family Bai Xiuzhen has seen grown.The family of four generations are now composed of Chinese, Hui, Kazak, Russian, Uygur, Daur and Tatar people.

Festival to promote culture in Xinjiang

Women of the Uygur ethnic group show their long hair at the opening ceremony of the First 'Pearl of Silk Road – Kashgar' International Tourism & Culture Festival in Kashgar.


A taste of the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar

The Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar is the largest bazaar in the world by scale, combining Islamic culture, architecture, ethnic commerce, tourism and entertainment.

October snow covers Tianshan Gorge

China Daily reporter takes you to have a fun tour at Tianshan Gorge in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region when it is covered by some October snow.

A glance at Kashi

Kashi, located in southwest of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, was historically a place of strategic importance on the Silk Road. The city and its culture have distinctive ethnic characteristics.

Portraits of People

Dripping an oasis

As one of the first pineers who volunteered to cultivate Xinjiang's Gobi desert in 1961, Lian Tianyou seems to have gone back to 50 years ago.

Sewing my career

Never attending a school and learning sewing until her 20s, Jianati, from Kazak ethnic group, owns a sewing store of more than a dozen employees in Tuoli town, Tacheng area in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. She calls herself "a typical workaholic."


Housing project for Xinjiang's shepherds

Large carpets, Kazak cushions and a simple but effective indoor heating system – all these are new in Halikaxi’s new house that her family just moved in this October.

Xinjiang's frontier trade faces challenges

The Customs Union of Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus has affected trade ties between Kazakhstan and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in China.

Exclusive interview with Urumqi mayor

The mayor of Urumqi, Jierla Yishamuding, tells how the city develops in the post-riot era, from the economic, energy and environment perspectives.


700 Xinjiang photographers showcase creativity

A photographer in Xinjiang followed a swan family for three months, documenting how a mother swan giving birth to her baby swans.

Hotan jade displayed at Expo

An exhibitor displays a jade carving work made from renowned Chinese Hotan jade mined from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region at the Shanghai World Expo, Sept 16, 2010.

Xibe nationals in Beijing celebrate Xiqian festival

More than 200 people of Xibe nationality in Beijing gathered together to celebrate the Xiqian festival on May 29.

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