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  1. News - China - UNREST

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

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

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Urumqi chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Four years after nearly 200 people were killed in riots in Xinjiang capital, a heavy military presence defuses threat of further clashes Flare-ups prevented in Urumqi The fourth anniversary of bloody ethnic clashes passed without major incident in Urumqi yesterday as an intense security ring closed around the Xinjiang capital ...

  2. News - China - UNREST

    Xinjiang calm ahead of anniversary of deadly riots

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK, MANDY ZUO

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Urumqi and Mandy Zuo Despite appearances of peace over the capital just a day before July 5 anniversary of deadly violence, grievances among Uygurs still simmer Urumqi calm amid tight security Four years after deadly ethnic clashes erupted in Xinjiang's Urumqi, the city appeared peaceful amid tightened security- but people's grievances remained. ...

  3. News - China - UNREST

    Bloody clashes bring army onto streets in Xinjiang

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 02:23pm by AP

    ... Agencies in Beijing and Urumqi Round-the-clock paramilitary patrols begin as new details emerge of bloody clashes in regionthat left 35 dead Army out in force as Xinjiang seethes Chinese ... about 200 kilometres southeast of Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi. Authorities said the violence left 35 people including 11 attackers, dead, blaming it on a violent gang of Muslim extremists. ...

  4. News - China - UNREST

    Xinjiang hit by more deadly violence

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... she said yesterday. Wednesday's violence came ahead of the fourth anniversary of clashes in Urumqi, capital of the autonomous region, between the Han majority and Uygurs that left nearly ... government spokesman for comment were unsuccessful. Police also said a suspect was detained yesterday trying to scale a wall around a People's Armed Police base in Urumqi. Additional reporting ...

  5. News - China - UNREST

    Death toll from Xinjiang attacks rises to 35

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... of ethnic clashes between Han Chinese and Uygurs in Urumqi, the regional capital, which left nearly 200 dead. Two months ago, 15 policemen or officials and six assailants were killed in another ... unrest in the region since the media-savvy Zhang Chunxian became regional party secretary in April 2010, less than a year after the bloody clashes in Urumqi. The mainland authorities said clashes ...

  6. News - China - UNREST

    Top officials in emergency visit to Xinjiang after outbreaks of unrest

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party, in the far-western region's capital, Urumqi, was an indication that central authorities are taking seriously recent incidents ...



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