How a young photographer puts modern Mongolia in focus
Men wear Khadags as blindfolds. The Khadag (Katak in Tibetan) is a ceremonial silk scarf symbolising purity and compassion which Buddhists offer as gifts during important ceremonies such as births, funerals, and weddings. Photo (c): Kush Zorigt, used with permission.Contemporary art isn't the first thing which comes to mind when one thinks of Mongolia.Nevertheless, today the country has its own vibrant gallery scene. Mongolian artists are exploring modern art, fashion, literature, and visual arts from around the world, sometimes mixing them with their own traditional art forms. Most of these c...
Mongolian herders profit as overgrazing is curtailed
China Daily | Updated: 2020-09-10 08:13HOHHOT－Hai Quan, a herdsman in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, is making more money with fewer livestock thanks to a subsidy policy.The government implemented the policy in 2011, providing subsidies to herdsmen who stop using damaged grassland.The country has spent 45.5 billion yuan ($6.64 billion) on subsidies in the region, benefiting more than 4.9 million farmers and herdsmen every year."The quality of grassland and livestock has improved although the number of livestock dropped after the policy was launched. We are making more money th...
China: Mongolian Mother-Tongue Classes Curtailed
(New York) – The Chinese government should reverse its new policy of increasingly replacing Mongolian with Mandarin Chinese as the language of instruction in Inner Mongolia schools, Human Rights Watch said today. Chinese authorities should also stop harassing those who have peacefully protested in support of Mongolian language education.The US-based Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center reported on August 20, 2020, that education authorities had informed teachers that all elementary and middle schools in Inner Mongolia had to use Mandarin Chinese as the language of instruction for...
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