'The chill looks set to linger': reporting from Xi's China

'The chill looks set to linger': reporting from Xi's China
 

“You don’t work out, do you?” inquired one of the officers who had summoned me to my hotel lobby in China’s pre-eminent police state. We had only checked in 10 minutes earlier and, after an exhausting week reporting along Xinjiang’s spectacular high-altitude border with Pakistan, I was desperate for a hot shower and a snooze.
But “Mike” and his partner “Max” – two Uighur police officers tasked with thwarting even the slightest hint of hostile foreign journalism in this ever more repressive region of western China – were insistent.
Could I pop down for a chat?
Over afternoon tea in the lobby... read more

 
10 March 2018 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Guardian
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