Unity New Village in Hotan, Xinjiang, where Han Chinese work and live alongside Uygur minorities – although most of the houses are empty. Photo: AP

China’s Xinjiang ‘ethnic unity village’ shows cracks in facade

  • Incentives to move to settlements promoting shared prosperity for Uygurs and Han, but concerns of a government campaign to erode Central Asian groups
  • Little sign of Muslim identity, with some disowning their past in presence of government observers
Topic |   Xinjiang

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Unity New Village in Hotan, Xinjiang, where Han Chinese work and live alongside Uygur minorities – although most of the houses are empty. Photo: AP
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