|At the cross road of the North and Southern Taklamakan routes,
Kashgar is a major stop on the Silk Road... China seems so far...
Beirut is now closer than Beijing and the statue of Mao on the main square is the powerful reminder that we are still in China.
Here Uighur, Kyrgyzs, Tajiks and Kazakhs are giving a complete different picture of China. This is due to change very soon, considering the major investments made, the establishment of a special economic zone and the increasing number of chinese Han sent to the area.