Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shanghai, China's
borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who
are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old
Chinese adage 'the mountains are high and the Emperor far away',
meaning Beijing's grip on power is tenuous and its influence
unwelcome, continues to resonate. Travelling through China's most
distant and unknown reaches, David Eimer explores the... more...