Xinjiang: Exploring China’s New Frontier, is an in-depth report providing different perspectives on China’s far-western region. I think how we view Xinjiang is summed up in our final piece: Xinjiang is a land of beauty and contrast, it’s China’s frontiers in all ways, people there have different dreams, and the region is changing fast while struggling to preserve its best… This series is about the challenges and transformation and the price for these things. It’s also about its people undergoing social changes.

2016-10-19 10:24 GMT+8

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has been branded with labels such as mysterious, isolated, underdeveloped, and conflicted.

2016-10-18 20:55 GMT+8

China's recent “Belt and Road initiative, which aims to promote connectivity and cooperation with Eurasian countries, has put Xinjiang on the frontier of the country's Reform and Opening up revolution. As is with many of China's less developed areas, the modernization process in Xinjiang has been one of pains and gains.

2016-10-17 15:01 GMT+8

In Xinjiang, snow leopards are rarely spotted. But if the region’s environmental threats keep multiplying, these furry felines might not be spotted at all.

2016-10-16 13:45 GMT+8

Adil Abdurahman is a 60-year-old retired official from the local land port’s management committee - the Bakhtu border crossing into neighboring Kazakhstan in Tacheng city, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. He says Bakhtu has the longest history of border trade in Xinjiang.

2016-10-15 11:39 GMT+8

China has a long-term policy to stabilize its far western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. But Xinjiang has been struggling with unrest in recent years. Some young people are trying to change that image by strengthening their ethnic identity in modern ways.

2016-10-14 20:21 GMT+8

Falconry is the art or sport of hunting with birds of prey. Hunting with eagles on horseback is an ancient tradition among some of China’s ethnic minorities like the Kyrgyz and Kazakhs.

2016-10-13 15:10 GMT+8

Today in China’s Uygur Autonomous Region, the major religion is Islam. Prior to the arrival of Islam, it was Buddhism. One of the greatest legacies from that time are the murals, in the Grottoes of Qiuci, another name for the ancient kingdom of Kucha. 

2016-10-12 11:53 GMT+8

This could be Horse Heaven - Zhaosu county has the best grassland in Xinjiang, and is famous for raising horses. For centuries, the Kazakh people, a nomadic minority, have been living here with their livestock. They like to say their children are born on horseback.

2016-10-11 20:51 GMT+8

Darya Boyi is a sparsely populated village in Xinjiang deep in the Taklamakan Desert. Some 300 families live here. All are ethnic Uygurs. 

2016-10-10 11:51 GMT+8

Mandarin instruction for all Chinese is seen as a key to improve the livelihoods of Xinjiang’s ethnic minorities. One Uygur woman is determined to stick to the path of education to help students enjoy the best educational resources in remote areas.

2016-10-09 13:55 GMT+8

Han Bin, Senior Correspondent/ CCTV News

2016-10-08 18:59 GMT+8

China has long been known as a country of silk, and even today it is still the largest producer of the lustrous fabric in the world. What most people do not know is that the finest products are not just from the region south of the Yangtze River, but also from the far western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

2016-10-07 15:34 GMT+8

The number of Chinese wineries more than doubled over the past decade, propelling the country to become one of the world’s largest producers. China’s largest wine producer is Xinjiang. The regional government is encouraging investment in the wine industry. In our series Xinjiang: Exploring China’s New Frontier, reporter Han Bin takes us to Turpan, long famous for its grapes, to see developments there.

2016-10-06 11:56 GMT+8

People in Xinjiang should change their ways of thinking in order to improve the employment market. That is according to Almas Polat, a man behind a traditional Uygur food business in Urumqi, who spoke to CCTVNEWS in a recent interview.

2016-10-05 20:20 GMT+8

How does an ancient city balance preservation of traditional architecture with modernity and practicality as it moves into the 21st Century?

2016-10-04 16:46 GMT+8

Extremism has cast a long shadow over Seriqbuya, a town in southern Xinjiang home to some 50,000 people. Most are Uyghurs. 

2016-10-03 14:05 GMT+8

Ramadan is widely observed in China’s far western region of Xinjiang, which is home to some 10 million Uygur Muslims. Believers say it’s all about self-discipline, generosity, and sincere faith.

2016-10-02 14:45 GMT+8

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH XINJIANG SERIES PRODUCER, HAN BIN

2016-10-01 19:26 GMT+8

The Qiongkushitai village is located at the foot of the Tianshan Mountains in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region. Known for its idyllic beauty, there are some 300 Kazakh families in the village, including 86 year-old Aby Johmubay, who has been roaming the grasslands ever since he was born. 

2016-10-01 14:11 GMT+8