China’s New Silk Road

silk16f7e2b34d23701cd67fd7b95b82ee1c_1c7c0f42e9d56c5b0e55638c0490b4492000x1332_quality99_o_1b032f2kg15r41ab81t7onopm8nasThe Art Newspaper reports: ‘China is increasingly engaging with countries with mainly Muslim populations through cultural exchanges as its government champions the creation of a new, economic “Silk Road”. Two biennials opened this autumn in the country’s far-flung western regions, which are the respective homelands of China’s two largest Muslim minorities, the Turkic Uyghurs and the more assimilated Hui. Meanwhile, the 11th Shanghai Biennale, which is due to open on 11 November (until 12 March 2017), features an unprecedented number

of international artists from Muslim countries, even though China’s own Muslim minorities remain marginalised.’

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