The Silk Road Economic Belt, initiated by President Xi Jinping in 2013 to build new trade routes with China’s western neighbors, goes through the multi-ethnic region of Xinjiang. In recent years, the region has witnessed a string of terrorist attacks by separatists. Many believe that without ethnic unity in the region, it is hard for the dream of economic belt to come true. Meanwhile, inter-ethnic marriages are becoming more common in cities across the region, fueling hope.
In today’s episode of Silk Road Journey Xinjiang, CCTV’s Han Peng travels to a border town called Tacheng to see how people are dealing with their ethnic differences both at home and in the workplace.