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In Xinjiang province, an uneasy coexistence

The Chinese government says this remote city of mud brick and mosques lies on the front lines of its own war on terror. Yet here in Xinjiang province, there are no overt signs of conflict, no military checkpoints, no tangible tension. The fabled Sunday open-air market that embodies the city’s 2,000-year-old heritage as the Silk Road’s commercial crossroads continues its brisk trade in donkeys, hand-woven rugs and elaborately jeweled daggers. Amid a crackdown on alleged terrorist groups that accelerated after the Sept. 11 attacks, Beijing appears firmly in command of its sometimes restive Muslim northwest. Full Story

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