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  1. Talking points

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Xinjiang autonomous region, Shi Dagang, host a media briefing in Beijing on the China-Eurasia Expo to be held in Urumqi in September. The expo is an expansion of the Urumqi Fair and aims to promote ...

  2. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, November 19, 2012

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... city officials. Police believe they suffocated in the container where they started a fire with wood to keep themselves warm, Xinhua reported last night. Agence France-Presse   Urumqi fog-boundas winter moves in Heavy fog in Urumqi, capital of northwest Xinjiang on Sunday morning has left 20 flights delayed at its airport or diverted to other airports. By 2 pm yesterday, five ...

  3. Two plane hijacking gang members die

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... passengers and nine crew, took off from Hotan airport, bound for the regional capital, Urumqi, at about 12.30pm on Friday. The attempted hijacking occurred just days before Thursday's third anniversary of clashes between Han Chinese and the Uygur minority in Urumqi on July 5, 2009, that left nearly 200 dead and hundreds wounded. With the help of six plain-clothes police on board ...

  4. News - China - CRIME

    Man held over China Southern flight hoax

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 10:49am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Police in China have detained a suspect they say made a fake terrorism threat that forced a passenger plane bound for Turkey to make an emergency landing, state media said on Tuesday. The China Southern flight landed in Gansu province’s Lanzhou city on Monday night several hours after departing Urumqi, the capital of the restive Xinjiang region. ...

  5. Jail terms for 20 rebel Uygurs

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... as local authorities continue stepped-up efforts to maintain stability ahead of a key party congress this autumn. Three courts in Kashgar, Akesu and the regional capital Urumqi recently handed down ... Three others were jailed for 10 to 15 years for spreading notions in Kashgar of terror attacks. Another Uygur convict received 13 years for subversion. In Urumqi, similar charges were put ...

  6. Quake in Xinjiang destroys homes, causes injuries

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... kilometres west of Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, at a depth of seven kilometres. By noon, 189 aftershocks had been recorded, with the most powerful of magnitude 4.2, according to China Earthquake ... that residents in Urumqi felt shakes lasting nearly 20 seconds. Xiu Jigang, vice-director of the China Earthquake Administration, and Wang Haitao, director of the Xinjiang Earthquake Bureau, arrived ...

  7. Uygurs arrested after hijack attempt

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the autonomous region's capital. But crew and passengers on Tianjin Airline flight GS7554, bound for Urumqi, thwarted the hijackers. The suspects, who used crutches as weapons, were detained, local ... to Hotan airport at around 1pm and its flight to Urumqi was delayed until 4.30pm. Tensions between the authorities and Uygurs in Hotan have run high since June, when police stormed an Islamic ...

  8. Business - Economy - DEVELOPMENT

    China's economic planner approves 170b yuan of building projects

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Rail and electricity plans have been approved in cities like Fuzhou, Beijing and Urumqi NDRC approves 170b yuan of building projects The National ... on the funds available," said Masterlink Securities analyst James Chung. On Monday, NDRC approved a 31.2 billion yuan project to build seven metro rail lines totalling 212 kilometres in Urumqi ...

  9. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Four new subway lines open in Beijing

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... initial investment of 63.7 billion yuan (HK$78 billion) and has allowed similar projects in cities including Fuzhou and Urumqi. Xian and Lanzhou are among regional capitals in northwestern China ...

  10. News - China - WEATHER

    Cold waves hit many parts of China; Beijing sees 30-year low

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... 30 degrees. Also shivering yesterday on minus 29 degrees was the capital of Xinjiang province, Urumqi. In Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning, the temperature fell to between minus 15 and minus ...




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