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  1. Rotating Xinjiang guard heralds a change in style

    Posted Apr 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... iron-fisted rule over the restive region, and for his fiery rhetoric. After deadly riots in the region's capital, Urumqi, in July, in which most of those killed were Han Chinese, he appeared ... in July last year, when Han residents in Urumqi publicly showed their anger at the authorities' failure to put down Uygur violence. In contrast to his predecessor, Zhang, 57, is known for his ...

  2. Handouts for families of 'innocent' victims

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok and Choi Chi-Yuk in Urumqi and Al Guo The Xinjiang government yesterday started handing out money to families who lost members in the ethnic clashes in Urumqi- a move ... and providing Urumqi officials with a less hostile environment in which to deal with the aftermath,' said Zhang Dajun, a Beijing-based political commentator. It could also help those who lost ...

  3. News - China - COUNTERTERRORISM

    29 Xinjiang ‘terrorist suspects’ detained in Urumqi: state media

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:46am by Adrian Wan, AFP, AP

    ... Twenty-nine suspects in Xinjiang’s capital of Urumqi have been arrested in just one week after a ramped-up anti-terror crackdown fast-tracked their capture. The suspects were held on suspicion ... Xinjiang autonomous region where authorities say many Muslim separatists operate. The crackdown was announced shortly after the May 22 bombings in Urumqi that killed 39 people. The national ...

  4. News - China - MINING ACCIDENTS

    16 killed, 11 injured after coal mine collapses in China's Xinjiang region

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 01:02pm by Reuters

    ... the poor safety standards in the world’s biggest coal-producing country. The accident occurred in the regional capital of Urumqi on Friday night when 33 workers were underground, the report said, citing local officials. Eleven workers were injured and six escaped, it added. The incident happened in Tiechanggou township outside the Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi. The report did ...

  5. News - China - CHILD WELFARE

    Baby hatch plans halted in Urumqi, Zhengzhou over staffing woes

    Posted May 27th 2014, 05:18pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Two cities put baby hatch plans on hold Urumqi and another mainland city have decided to postpone plans to open “baby hatches”, or havens for abandoned ... children in the 830-bed centre- and more babies likely to come. Zhang Dongfang, director of the welfare centre in Urumqi, said an 86 sq ft house was earmarked for the centre, but they may not meet ...

  6. News - China - XINJIANG ATTACKS

    'The SUVs were mowing down people and goods alike': Survivors recount horror of Urumqi blast

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:13pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Urumqi Mrs Zhang had just bought her morning fruit and vegetables when an explosive tossed from one of two speeding SUVs slammed her to the ground. Scrambling to her ... is not safe here anymore. We don’t have a sense of security,” she said. A day after the attack in Xinjiang’s capital of Urumqi, survivors told of their terror during the attack and said they no longer ...

  7. News - China - SECURITY

    Huge military display in Urumqi after attack that killed 31

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:19am by AFP, AP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Urumqi, Beijing and Washington One-year crackdown on terrorism announced after attack that left 31 dead Huge military display in Urumqi At least 1,000 military and police personnel staged a show of force in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, as state media announced a one-year crackdown on terrorism in the region after an attack on Thursday in which 31 people were ...

  8. News - China - XINJIANG

    Seven arrested in Xinjiang over deadly attack May 1 at Urumqi train station

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:16pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Most of the suspects found at farm after intensive search come from the same family 7 arrested over attack at Urumqi train station Security authorities in Xinjiang have arrested seven suspects allegedly involved in the deadly attack at a train station in the region's capital, Urumqi. The knife and suicide bomb attack on May 1 killed three ...

  9. News - China - XINJIANG

    Chinese police blame ETIM separatist group for deadly Urumqi attack

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Ismail Yusup, fugitive member of group, accused of planning attack from abroad ETIM tied to Urumqi rail attack, say police Police blamed the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) for a train station attack in Urumqi last month that killed three people, Xinhua said on yesterday, the first time the separatist group has been directly linked to the assault. ...

  10. News - China - TERRORISM

    Islamist group 'claims responsibility for Urumqi railway station bombing'

    Posted May 14th 2014, 07:32pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Turkestan Islamic Party releases video of briefcase bomb it says was used in the violence Islamist group claims Urumqi rail station attack An Islamist militant group called the Turkestan Islamic Party claimed responsibility for the attack at a train station in Urumqi late last month that killed one and injured 79 people, the SITE Monitoring service said. ...




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