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  1. News - China - XINJIANG

    Uygur kills police officer in Urumqi, state media say

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 11:59am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Uygur kills police officer in Urumqi A police officer has been killed and his attacker shot dead in Urumqi in Xinjiang, the city government reported. The assailant, a Uygur, attacked the officer- also a Uygur- at the entrance to a government building, according to an article posted on a news website run by Urumqi authorities. The officer later died ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - China - ETHNIC MINORITIES

    In Xinjiang capital Urumqi, poverty greater threat than radical Islam

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 10:22am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Urumqi While independence may drive some Uygurs, most are only concerned with getting a good job In Urumqi, poverty greater threat than Islam In the dirty backstreets of the Uygur old quarter of Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi in China’s far west, Abuduwahapu frowns when asked what he thinks is the root cause of the region’s festering problem with violence and unrest. ...

  5. News - China - UNREST

    Tight security prevents flare-up on anniversary of clashes in Urumqi

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... passed without major incident in Urumqi yesterday as an intense security ring closed around the Xinjiang capital and tourists stayed off the streets. The security presence has increased steadily ... was the most obvious near the square outside the Xinjiang People's Theatre. It is located at the intersection of Renmin and Jiefang roads, between where Urumqi's Han and Uygur communities ...

  6. Urumqi police tell residents to beware of syringe attacks

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok and Choi Chi-yuk Xinjiang police have sent a text message to Urumqi residents warning them to watch out for syringe attacks. The message was sent out several days ago ... the city, where they were due to take part in the Urumqi Fair, being staged from Tuesday to Saturday. Police refused to say with what the needles were contaminated and whether there had been any ...

  7. Crackdown ahead of anniversary of riots

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok A month-long 'strike-hard' campaign has been launched in Urumqi to crack down on crime as authorities in the regional capital of Xinjiang gear up ahead of the first ... anniversary on July 5 looms. Without specifically referring to the rioting, which claimed almost 200 lives in Urumqi, police said at a meeting on Thursday that the campaign intended to 'severely ...

  8. Security Bureau urges HK tourists in Xinjiang capital to remain alert

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Phyllis Tsang Hong Kong travellers in Urumqi have been urged to stay alert for their safety. At least 130 people from Hong Kong are touring Xinjiang , with about 30 in Urumqi when a riot unfolded yesterday. The 30 tourists, travelling in groups from Hong Thai Travel Services and Wing On Travel, were safe, the two agencies said. Travellers on eight package tours ...

  9. Tens of thousands of cancelled trips big blow to summer tourist season

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou and Kristine Kwok in Urumqi Tourism, a pillar of Xinjiang's economy, has been hard hit by the ethnic strife in Urumqi . Industry experts said summer ... this year. 'We usually have more than 100 people signed up for Xinjiang tours every day in the summer months,' Mr Zeng said. In Urumqi, Duan Shengjun at the Yinhua Hotel said more than half ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... non-proliferation and disarmament summit of the UN Security Council. Al Guo Urumqi students back at school All primary and secondary schools in Urumqi , Xinjiang , resumed classes yesterday after a 10-day ...




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