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My 5 seconds of public attention in Xinjiang

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Close to Karakoram Highway in Xinjiang
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On Sep 13 this year I cut short my visit to Vancouver to get back to Dalian and then onwards to Horgos in extreme Western China and the province of Xinjiang. The personal reward I got was a visit to this little known part of China with the Uighur and Hui cultures.

It wasn’t until yesterday that I decided to use the Baidu search engine and  found an official press article that mentioned my presence in Yining and Horgos on Sept 17, 2010 and here’s a direct quote sourced out of the Source Juice site in China:

Canadian High Dengshi Group Investment Co., Ltd. Executive Director Luobotejia Hamilton (Robert Gagnon), said: “Central Asia is located in the hinterland of the Huoerguosi special geographical position and good prospects for the development of China’s economy and attract us. This year, China The Government says that the construction of special economic zone in Huoerguosi more shows here last year, the company decided to invest wise and wisdom. Huoerguosi great change will affect the world, we will use our past 19 years of experience in North America and advanced technologies accumulated for Horgos contribute to a better future. ”

Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture Party Secretary Li Xianglin said the Chinese government, Party and government departments at all levels, especially in Xinjiang Xinjiang, the central work conference on cooperation in construction of the center for a number of policy support, Collaborating Centre for the construction of the west to China, opening up and economic growth in Xinjiang guide , a model will become increasingly prominent, Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture will be the first to benefit

I have to say that I was very impressed with the presence and obvious clear eyed vitality of Party Secretary Li Xanglin. He extended friendly hospitality to me and my Goudgans colleagues and seemed to have time for all the people involved in that project launch! I was proud to be on the dais with him, honestly!

Oh in case you missed it for that event my Chinese name was LUOBOTEJIA which I’m told is literally Robert the Canadian!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/11/04 at 14:36

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