The economic rewards for mixed marriages are being offered in Cherchen County, known as Qiemo in Chinese, to any couple that includes one Han and one member from any of China’s 55 ethnic minorities. According to official statistics, the 10,000 people in this county along the old southern Silk Road and east of the Kunlun Mountains are 73 percent Uighur and 27 percent Han.I doubt this will work; there were plenty of marriages between Serbs and Croats.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Fighting Ethnic Tension by Subsidizing Marriage
One Chinese region is trying to combat rising strife between Han Chinese and Uighurs by paying people to marry across the cultural divide.