Korla, China - Peoples Republic of
UIGHUR STUDENTS PRACTISE FOLK DANCE IN KORLA.
Uighur students wear traditional costumes as they practise folk dance
at the Number One Middle School in Korla, in China's Xinjiang Uighur
Autonomous Region, September 13, 2003. Uighur exile groups have
criticised China for what they say is a concerted campaign to stamp out
nationalist sentiment among the Uighur population by using Mandarin
Chinese in growing numbers of schools. Turkic-speaking Muslim Uighur
seperatists have used political and terror activities to work towards
independence from China. Picture taken September 13, 2003.