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  1. Keeping region open to media crucial, experts say

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu The decision to allow independent media to stay in Urumqi was correct and it was crucial that Beijing kept Xinjiang open to world media, experts said yesterday. As of last night, ... has reported the Urumqi riots in a balanced way, which would help the world understand the damage caused by the rioters and earn more sympathy and support. 'The presence of foreign media ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Posted photos source of western media gaffes

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... really happened. In the case of the Xinjiang riot, which broke out in Urumqi on Sunday, overseas media also used pictures posted by netizens on Twitter. However, not all the information was correct. On Monday, Reuters used a picture posted on Twitter that day purportedly taken during the Urumqi riots. The picture, showing lines of paramilitary officers in a standoff with protesters, ...

  4. Xinjiang unrest was planned, says state media

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing The ethnic unrest in Urumqi two weeks ago was planned and co-ordinated to erupt at more than 50 sites across the city, in a terrorist act of violence, state media ... Xinhua it was not common to find Urumqi women in such outfits. The report also cited police as saying that the kinds of rocks thrown during the riot were hard to find in Urumqi, indicating ...

  5. Police move in after body found in bushes

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Choi Chi-yuk and Will Clem in Urumqi The massive security in Urumqi yesterday failed to ensure absolute safety in the city. Separate sources confirmed that the body of one Han Chinese had ... and soldiers in the city are not enough to provide complete security. A man in his 60s living at the Shen Shi Jia Yuan- which literally means Home of Prosperity- at Nan Liang Po in west central Urumqi ...

  6. Shortage of facts fuels calls for details

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo The public clamour for information about the deadly unrest in Urumqi is growing as details remain scarce two days on. Mainland authorities have yet to back up their claim ... in Urumqi said yesterday that they first received reports about a planned protest early on Sunday, almost 20 hours before it happened. But no explanation was offered as to why, with that advance ...

  7. Xinjiang violence nothing to fuss about, official says

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in response to questions about events in the region. Li (pictured) became party chief of Urumqi, the region's capital, in November 2006, but was sacked after rioting in mid-2009 claimed ...

  8. How a peaceful protest turned into a bloody ethnic vendetta

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

    ... Staff Reporters What turned a seemingly peaceful protest in the centre of Urumqi into a violent ethnic vendetta is unclear. But what is clear is that most of the victims were innocent men, ... The Guardian quoted a doctor at People's Hospital in Urumqi as saying that the vast majority of the victims were Han. The daily said the casualties included a four-year-old boy who was holding his ...



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