The Daily Life of the Uyghurs in Kashgar (July/August 2014)
China’s Muslim Uyghur ethnic group faces cultural and religious restrictions by the Chinese government. Getty Images photographer Kevin Frayer offers a rare glimpse into daily life in Kashgar following recent unrest. In the last week of July, nearly 100 people have been killed in Xinjiang Province in what authorities say is terrorism, but exiled Uyghur groups and human rights activists say the government’s repressive policies in Xinjiang have provoked unrest, a claim Beijing denies. Kashgar, where Getty photographer Kevin Frayer made these pictures, is at the heart of all this.
Photos by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images.
Tens of thousands of people hold a vigil in Hong Kong on June 4, 2014 to mark the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters 25 years ago in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
Public discussion of Tiananmen is forbidden in China and online references to it are heavily censored, leaving many of the country’s youth ignorant of what happened. “I had never heard of the Tiananmen incident until I was studying in the United States when I was 18,” said a 25-year-old woman, who was visiting Hong Kong from Beijing.
Robert Croma, Tiananmen Square, Beijing, May/June 1989.