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  1. 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 ...

  2. Tragedy that forever binds Uygur mountain guide to Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Aishan spoke to Ng Tze-wei Aishan, a Uygur mountain guide in Urumqi, has led many tourists into the beautiful mountains of Xinjiang over the past 10 years. The 35-year-old had his first ... to Urumqi when I attended primary school. Living in a city did not stop me from venturing into the wild. I organised the first camping with two Han classmates when I was 11. It was all very ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Uygurs fear reprisals as frustration mounts

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Choi Chi-Yuk in Urumqi and Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Many Uygurs who live alongside Han Chinese in Urumqi neighbourhoods do not dare return to their home for fear of being a target ... 800 injured. Old Uygur men and women, carrying young children and luggage, were seen yesterday crossing streets in Urumqi, apparently moving into Muslim neighbourhoods. 'We are afraid ...

  5. Urumqi remains divided by fear and mistrust

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

    ... Choi Chi-yuk and Ng Tzewei in Urumqi Nearly half a year since deadly ethnic riots hit the Xinjiang regional capital, Urumqi, hatred and fear between Han Chinese and the Uygur minority keep ... The flat, round bread is a staple food in Xinjiang, and Abdu's Abla Nang chain was widely considered the best in Urumqi. The 51-year-old owned nine bakeries, and was expanding into other Uygur ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Even foreigners in Urumqi can't avoid being affected by events

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Erwin Sotelo, a Filipino singer-guitarist, doesn't understand why the government banned all internet access and long-distance calls in Urumqi. He has not been able ... said. Sotelo has been performing at the bar of one of the city's most luxurious hotels. Four years ago, his agent got him and his band a contract in Urumqi. 'It isn't a Chinese ...

  8. Bomb threat on Afghan plane to Urumqi

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

    ... A plane from Afghanistan scheduled to land in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, received a bomb threat and landed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Xinhua reported early today. Armed police sources in Xinjiang had earlier said the plane had been hijacked. ...

  9. HK reporters detained again in Urumqi

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Urumqi Five Hong Kong reporters were briefly detained in Urumq i yesterday as they tried to interview people who had been tear-gassed- the second such incident involving Hong Kong reporters and paramilitary forces during the past three days. Meanwhile, the Xinjiang regional government vowed harsh punishment for syringe attackers who triggered the latest Urumqi ...

  10. Urumqi bans public gatherings ahead of mourning for victims

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Kristine Kwok, Will Clem in Urumqi and Al Guo The government in Urumqi yesterday issued a ban public gatherings as the city's Han Chinese approached a sensitive day of mourning, ... to mourn their loved ones where the riots took place. Urumqi party secretary Li Zhi said many rioters who took part in last Sunday's violence had come from from Kashgar and Hotan, two mainly ...




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