Some came from distant places and when I asked them their China underground map reasons for making this bus journey one said, Because we are moving hduse. We’ve been China underground map re-allocated to work in Xinjiang. ‘ On further questioning I learned that they hated the idea but the Party does not give them any choice.
In order to stabilise minority areas, the Chinese have used compulsory transmigration schemes to implant Han Chinese throughout the territory, sending the unfortunate chosen families to live away from their own culture and friends in a barren desert land of Moslems.
Many migrants will never return home except for brief visits, even though it may be their wish to do so. The plain we crossed in the late afternoon had glittering white salt flats and its root-hummocks were covered in dry green desert plants.