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  1. Security forces in Urumqi back on high alert day after shooting

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Urumqi Security measures were cranked up a notch in Urumqi yesterday, although by nightfall there had been no repeat of Monday's shootings. Particularly in Uygur ... of trucks laden with troops. In a further escalation, heavy machine guns had also been fitted to the roofs of many of the truck cabs. Police in Urumqi shot two Uygurs dead and injured a third ...

  2. Oil blast gives Urumqi the jitters

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem, Choi Chi-yuk and Kristine Kwok in Urumqi Tensions rose in Urumqi yesterday, a week after the country's worst ethnic violence in decades, when an explosion at an oil refinery sparked fears of a terrorist attack. No one was injured in the blast, which happened at a storage tank at a refinery near Urumqi airport, north of the city, and officials were quick ...

  3. Leaders break their silence to urge stability

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Kristine Kwok and Josephine Ma The top political leadership has broken its silence over the violence in Urumqi, issuing a statement yesterday calling it a 'serious violent criminal ... Xinhua issued the standing committee's statement, Zhou Yongkang, the standing committee member in charge of law and order, arrived in Urumqi and made a high-profile appearance in the heart ...

  4. No injuries as fire razes Shenzhen bus

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... in Urumqi, Xinjiang, detained a woman for 15 days for bringing 5 litres of acid onto a bus. The liquid had leaked and injured five passengers, according to Urumqi Online, a portal operated by the Urumqi city government. ...

  5. Bomb kills 7, sparking fears of violence yet again

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... officer was attacked at about 10.30am on Thursday in Aksu, southwest of the capital Urumqi and near the border of Kyrgyzstan, officials said. The suspected attacker is a Uygur man, who rode ... biggest trade fair, which opens on September 1. For locals, the blast was a bitter reminder of other bombings and ethnic violence in the past two years, including riots in Urumqi last year. ...

  6. Uygur's death highlights wider tensions

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... the neighbourhood a day after the stabbing. Abdurahman, who had planned to close his business and return to Kashgar because of worsening tensions after the Urumqi riots, said the barbeque stand ... in Urumqi. Nearby shopkeepers, who are all Han, said people had become more cautious about forming friendships with Uygurs. 'Experience has prejudiced many Han Chinese against Uygurs,' ...

  7. Mine blast death toll rises to 76

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shirley Wu The death toll from Monday's coal mine blast in Fukang, Xinjiang region, climbed to 76 yesterday, with seven still missing. Extensive over-production was blamed for the accident, which trapped 87 workers underground at the Shenlong mine. Located 62km from the regional capital of Urumqi, the mine is privately run by the Fukang Shenlong Coal Mine Co and has an annual ...

  8. Smokers may face five days in jail

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... of the public in a building housing a wholesale mall, a hotel and a trade office in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang. Twelve floors of the building were engulfed in flames for 68 hours until only ...

  9. Heatwave has Beijing sweating it out

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by temperatures of 40 to 42 degrees Celsius. In Xinjiang, the Forestry Bureau in Urumqi issued a fire warning for city dwellers planning to escape to the relatively cooler country parks. 'This ...

  10. Riots blamed on fight at Guangdong factory

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters The trigger for the riots in Urumqi appears to have been a recent deadly brawl in Guangdong between Uygurs and Han Chinese working at a Hong Kong-owned factory. But the unprecedented eruption of violence- the worst on the mainland- in decades, in which at least 156 people were killed- underscored the simmering ethnic tensions in the mainly Muslim region. This year ...




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