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Xilamuren – the Inner Mongolia Plains

December 12, 2012

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A couple of hours’ drive north from Hohhot lie the grasslands of Inner Mongolia.  Nomadic horsemen still ply their trade, but it’s now more for the Han tourist than to make ends meet. It is a shame that catering to the new affluent of China is in danger of homogenising the tourist experience, even in […]

Hohhot – images of Inner Mongolia

December 9, 2012

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China may be a single entity, but it has a great variety of people and peoples within its vast borders.  Alongside the 22 provinces (23 if you count Taiwan), there is a spattering of Special Economic Zones (2), 4 Municipalities and 5 Autonomous Regions. It’s often these latter that court controversy as the people of […]