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A Uighur woman on the banks of the Peacock River in Korla Xinjiang.  As part of the city?s plan on extending its modern water front the old original Uighur part of town is being torn down.  As is frequently the case in China compensation for these forced relocations is minimal and does not ensure that the dispossessed are able to stay in the original area.  As the city has developed around them these Uighurs ,once a majority in this city are becoming more impoverished and less secure.  The Uighurs are becoming marginalized by the rapid growth of the more prosperous Han Chinese who are immigrating from the east.
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