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Photos: Uighurs from the far western city of Kashgar journey 3,700 miles to southern China for factory jobs

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
hotographer Yuyang Liu documented the experiences of young Uighurs who joined a government economic development program that sent them far from home. “But the Uighur people care much more about their culture, their lifestyle and their religion than money,” says Liu.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.