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What a difference a border makes

August 9th 2010
It is funny how lines on a map can have such a huge effect on the ground. In this case the line in question was the border between China and ex-Soviet Central Asia. Up until then I hadn't realized how much has been destroyed in Central Asia, down to the peoples souls. When you reach Kashgar you discover to your amazement that you only entered Asia after crossing that border and that so far you hav ... read more
Asia » China » Gansu » Dunhuang

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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