Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It’s COLD in Bortala: Pic of the Week

Chinese troops training in Bortala, Xinjiang
This picture has already been linked to on the FarWestChina Facebook page and Twitter feed, but I think it’s so good that I want to revisit it. Bortala is a small city on the western edge of Xinjiang that borders Kazakhstan.
Apparently these are month-old recruits to the Chinese army. Whatever people say about boot camp in the US, this has got to be pure torture! Cool picture, though.