An exhibition on the developments of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is now being held in Beijing.
An exhibition on the developments of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is now being held in Beijing. It showcases the region's developments in all aspects since the founding of New China sixty years ago.
The sounds from Xinjiang are heard throughout the capital. With their music and costumes, the Uygur artists make up a vivid narration at the show, telling people about their lives and hopes, what they see, and how they feel.
Tursun, Uygur Artist, said, "I'm happy to take part in the exhibition because it helps more people understand Xinjiang. Its development over the past sixty years did not come easily. It is a result of the joint efforts made by people from all ethnic groups."
Rozi Memet, Uygur Artist, said, "I've seen great changes taking place back home, and I cherish what we have now. I don't understand why some people would attempt to disturb our lives. I hope things like that will not happen again."
These are not rosy pictures representing the region's best, but a true record of its past and present.
The vast landscape, unique culture, diverse ethnic groups, and traditional practices are kept the same. Significant change, however, has taken place in the region's economy, standard of living, infrastructure, medical service, and education.
Liu Baoqing travelled to Xinjiang a decade ago, but now it looks different to him.
Liu Baoqing, Exhibition Spectator, said, "I'm amazed at today's Xinjiang. It has changed so much. Development is so fast. I think it has the potential to grow further, maybe as prosperous as coastal cities. But of course, stability is a necessity."
Xinjiang is one of the five autonomous regions in China. It is home to people of forty-seven ethnic groups. So, sharing the goal of development within those ethnic differences is essential in the region.
Bai Lin, Exhibition Spectator, said, "Peace, harmony, and stability are important anywhere. I hope all ethnic groups in Xinjiang can coexist like a family and live a better life."
Most spectators say the exhibit has given them a completely new view of Xinjiang's progress, making them more confident about the region's present and future.
Xinjiang has always been a unique and diverse part of China. The exhibition shows just how many efforts have been made and how many changes have taken place in the region over the past sixty years. These achievements are solid and will not be shaken by the recent unrest.