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  1. Thousands protest over Urumqi syringe attacks

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Tens of thousands of Han Chinese protested in the Xinjiang capital Urumqi yesterday to demand the resignation of the region's top Communist Party boss for failing ... disclosed. Xinjiang Television reported that by noon on Wednesday, hospitals across Urumqi had reported treating 476 people, the victims of attacks by hypodermic needles. Of these, 433 were Han ...

  2. Love bridges ethnic divide in Urumqi

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

    ... Kristine Kwok in Urumqi It's a case of love imitating art. A Uygur boy meets a Han Chinese girl, and the encounter on a rainy day becomes an Urumqi version of Shakespeare's Romeo ... would have to dramatically change her lifestyle. Ms Chen, who moved to Urumqi from her hometown in Hami five years ago, was slightly taken aback as she realised what marrying Mr Mita involved. ...

  3. Hukou blitz in lead-up to Xinjiang anniversary

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... people dead, local police in Urumqi announced they would soon start door-to-door checks for those who do not have hukou, or residential certification. The clampdown will start next Monday ... University of China, Professor Yang Shengmin, said the campaign was based on the need to maintain security. The situation in Urumqi remained tense, according to local residents, with armed police ...

  4. The deep roots of Uygurs' frustration

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... charges against those involved in ethnic riots that struck the regional capital Urumqi from July 5, killing 197 people. Twenty-one people were charged with murder, arson, robbery and damaging ... donations from abroad; everything must be approved and controlled by the state, which proclaims itself atheistic. Intermarriage among the races is increasing but rare. In Urumqi, there were 218 ...

  5. Spreading ethnically sensitive views now a crime in Xinjiang

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... top legislative body yesterday and is the first regional-level law of its kind, comes nearly six months after clashes between Uygur and Han Chinese in Urumqi left at least 197 people dead ... to Urumqi after July's riots and a wave of syringe attacks in August and September. But tensions between the Hans and Uygurs remain. ...

  6. Stop killing, start talking

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How has this happened? Why were thousands of people going around Urumqi trying to kill each other? I think the government has to do more to promote harmony on the mainland. Here in Hong Kong ...

  7. Credible riot probe can restore China's standing

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

    ... do not know how the initial demonstration in Urumqi on Sunday became violent or how it spread to other parts of the city. The mainland authorities last night raised the death toll to 184 ...

  8. Two pupils killed in knife attack

    Posted Dec 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Two pupils died and three were injured in a brutal knife attack yesterday outside a primary school in Urumqi, Xinjiang. A group of fourth-grade pupils from the primary school affiliated to the Urumqi No56 Middle School were crossing a street outside their school at about 2pm when a man attacked them with a knife, according to Urumqi police. One student died ...

  9. Migrant workers face dilemma in the land of opportunity

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Urumqi looks like a normal Han Chinese boom town with some unusual features - the distinctive onion domes of Middle Eastern architecture. An army of Han migrant workers have ... would leave this place,' he said. Like many other rural migrant workers in other parts of China, Mr Shan's life in Urumqi was very isolated from the city itself. When ...

  10. Debate over the death penalty

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Six Uygurs have been sentenced to death some three months after the ethnic riots in Urumqi. I think the death penalty is a barbaric punishment. How can the government show that killing ... in the Urumqi case - the fairness of the judicial system, and the death penalty. It is unwise to think that people sentenced to life in prison can no longer commit murder. The sad fact is that very ...




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