The Repressive Future Rises in China’s West

Until age six, I lived in a guarded compound on the fringes of Urumuqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. My parents had moved to Xinjiang from China’s interior in the mid-1970s as part of the “Support the Border Territories” (支援边疆) movement, which sent patriotic Han Chinese youths to colonize the border provinces: Yunnan, … Continue reading The Repressive Future Rises in China’s West