China: A Look at Troubled Uyghur Youth (LinkAsia: 12/27/13)

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Published on Dec 27, 2013
Young people from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on China's northwestern border are vulnerable to child trafficking. Thousands of kids from Xinjiang are abducted from home and end up on the streets of big cities like Shanghai. LinkAsia speaks with filmmaker Dongnan Chen about her documentary "The Trail from Xinjiang" which follows young men who were lured into a life of theft by pickpocket gangs working China's cities.
 
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PHOTO: An Uyghur youth tries to escape as he is approached by security guards for selling goods without permission at the grand bazaar in Kashgar, a strategically important border city in the southwestern part of China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, September 17, 2003. The youth was later taken away by police. REUTERS/Andrew Wong
Published on Dec 27, 2013
Young people from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on China's northwestern border are vulnerable to child trafficking. Thousands of kids from Xinjiang are abducted from home and end up on the streets of big cities like Shanghai. LinkAsia speaks with filmmaker Dongnan Chen about her documentary "The Trail from Xinjiang" which follows young men who were lured into a life of theft by pickpocket gangs working China's cities.
 
Watch more at http://linkasia.org
 
PHOTO: An Uyghur youth tries to escape as he is approached by security guards for selling goods without permission at the grand bazaar in Kashgar, a strategically important border city in the southwestern part of China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, September 17, 2003. The youth was later taken away by police. REUTERS/Andrew Wong