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  1. Job security for Urumqi soldiers

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan More than 150 soldiers who helped quell ethnic unrest in Urumqi in the summer will be rewarded with jobs in the civil service after they leave the army. The People's ... authorities in Urumqi. All 700 soldiers from the local headquarters are to be decommissioned over the winter. Most were sent to quell the bloody unrest that erupted between Uygurs and Han Chinese ...

  2. Latest Urumqi unrest weighs on party boss

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The latest unrest in Urumqi has turned up the heat on Xinjiang Communist Party boss Wang Lequan, nicknamed 'the stability secretary' because of his ... Urumqi's Communist Party boss, has accused separatist forces of plotting the syringe stabbings to 'stir up ethnic antagonism, overturn social order... and split the Chinese nation'. ...

  3. Terror threat is real, says Xinjiang chief

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and two beverage cans through security checks for business travellers manned by a relatively old guard at Urumqi airport. Despite guidelines barring travellers from carrying beverages on board ... toilet on China Southern flight CZ6901 with a number of cans filled with petrol. The plane made an emergency landing in Lanzhou, Gansu, at about 12.40pm on Friday after leaving Urumqi at 10.35am. ...

  4. Internet, mobile users to be compensated

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Urumqi, the regional capital, shortly after the riot. City Communist Party secretary Li Zhi said that the shutdown was meant to 'quench the riot quickly and prevent violence from spreading ...

  5. Party bosses push reset button with Uygurs

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the unrest. In a show of ethnic harmony, Xinjiang's party chief paid a high-profile visit to night markets in the regional capital Urumqi on Monday, while its governor pledged to boost ... with hawkers and locals at two night markets in Urumqi on Monday night. Zhang is known for implementing a soft approach in dealing with the Uygurs, the largest of several ethnic groups in the region, ...

  6. Parties unite over beating of journalists

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Urumqi and we will help them conduct interviews legally in the city,' Tsang said. He did not elaborate. On Friday, TVB senior reporter Lam Tsz-ho, his cameraman Lau Wing-chuen and Now TV cameraman Lam Chun-wai were tied up, handcuffed and beaten by police while covering protests in Urumqi about a series of reported stabbings of people with hypodermic syringes. On Tuesday Hou Hanmin, ...

  7. Militants had no overseas terror links, official says

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of alleged terrorists attacked a police station at the heart of the southern city of Hotan on July 18. The attack's ringleader trained trained two accomplices in Hotan and Urumqi between May last year and July, in hopes of building a terrorist organisation, the Urumqi-based news website www.tianshannet.com.cn reported. Some local residents blamed the attack on government campaign ...

  8. Xinjiang's iron-fisted party boss replaced

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

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The Communist Party cadre who has ruled Xinjiang with an iron fist for nearly 15 years is being replaced, months after the region's capital, Urumqi, was rocked by deadly ... was announced yesterday in Urumqi by Vice-President Xi Jinping, a day after Xinjiang came up for discussion at a meeting of the party's Politburo chaired by President Hu Jintao. Xi described Zhang, ...

  9. Sino-Russian pact lacks trust, experts say

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in Urumqi, the expansion of Nato into eastern Europe, the US setting up missile defence systems in Poland, and the Czech Republic's involvement in Afghanistan have all made Russia unhappy.' ... massive counterfeiting of Russian weapons.' A Shanghai-based PLA expert said the joint military exercises would be upgraded in coming years after the unrest this month in Urumqi that left ...

  10. Call for government help

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui Urumqi Hong Kong lawmakers have asked the central government for help. They have asked Beijing to look at the issue of press freedom. Two weeks ago police beat up three Hong Kong reporters. The reporters were in Xinjiang to cover a protest. A provincial spokeswoman said the three journalists were making trouble and had broken the rules. She said police found ...




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