Destroying The Ancient Silk Road City In Order To Save It

“Over the next few years, city officials say, they will demolish at least 85 percent” of the historic center of Kashgar, now in China’s far west. “In its place will rise a new Old City, a mix of midrise apartments, plazas, alleys widened into avenues and reproductions of ancient Islamic architecture ‘to preserve the Uighur culture,’ [said] Kashgar’s vice mayor.”