Lockdown Before Coronavirus: A Week in China’s Xinjiang Province During a Uyghur Uprising

With many national governments taking measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, hundreds of millions of people around the globe have been ordered to stay home. It’s the second time I have been forced inside, although the first — in China 11 years ago — was under vastly different circumstances.

A Uyghur fruit seller at the Wuyi night market in Urumqi — Xinjiang province, China. Photo: Nick Leonard.