Uygur women buy fruit at a street stall in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. A small county of more than 100,000 people is offering cash incentives and benefits to those who register their inter-ethnic marriages to promote 'stability'. Photo: AP
Uygur women buy fruit at a street stall in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. A small county of more than 100,000 people is offering cash incentives and benefits to those who register their inter-ethnic marriages to promote 'stability'. Photo: AP

Uygur-Han Chinese couples offered 10,000 yuan a year to marry in Xinjiang county

No takers so far for largely Uygur area's cash rewards for inter-ethnic weddings to promote integration; academic doubts they will work

Uygur women buy fruit at a street stall in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. A small county of more than 100,000 people is offering cash incentives and benefits to those who register their inter-ethnic marriages to promote 'stability'. Photo: AP
Uygur women buy fruit at a street stall in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. A small county of more than 100,000 people is offering cash incentives and benefits to those who register their inter-ethnic marriages to promote 'stability'. Photo: AP
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