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News of violent clashes between the indigenous Uighar population of China’s Xinjiang province and the Han Chinese who have settled there en masse in recent years adds weight to Parag Khanna’s thoughtful account of China’s final frontier, published in the June issue of Prospect and free to read online here.

Khanna took a 3,000 mile trek across the forbidding but beautiful terrain of China’s rebellious western provinces,…

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