Xinjiang Time

Xinjiang Time

A Uighur boy pauses while eating some rock sugar on a little lane in Kashgar’s Old Town. Many of the children I have met in Kashgar love to practice English phrases. This little boy asked me in English, “What time is it?” To which I replied, “Beijing time or Xinjiang time?”, though I knew I’d be asked for both. All of China is officially on “Beijing time”. However, in Kashgar the sun rises a full two hours after it does in Beijing. Most Uighurs choose to schedule their day according to the unofficial “Xinjiang time”.

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