I traveled out to Xinjiang Province (west China) at the start of September and wrote an article about the protests and military lock down in Urumqi. You can find it online at Kyoto Journal, along with photos.

The soldier outside the station had one hand on the barrel and the other on the butt of his shotgun. There were two military trucks by the bus stop and two soldiers in the back-right seats of every bus leaving Urumqi station.

Welcome to west China.

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