A Week In Xinjiang's Absolute Surveillance State
Marshall Bowers

During a dinner with Chinese friends, I asked the table, "Do you guys have friends in Xinjiang? I'm planning a trip there." The lively vibe we had enjoyed turned into silence. "Xinjiang? Don't go there. It's too dangerous. There's all those Uyghurs with knives. Go to Hainan or something, it's nicer there," a Chinese friend cautioned.