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  1. Taken by a storm

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Police officers turn to their goggles to help them rescue two residents in Urumqi, Xinjiang, where a sandstorm caused by a strong cold front from Siberia left them stranded. Thousands of travellers were delayed in the region, with main roads and railways forced to close when visibility dropped to less than 5 metres. Meteorological officials said the front arrived ...

  2. Uneven spread

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... and to eliminate poverty by 2020. But by trying to spend its way out of trouble, Beijing has revealed that last July's riots in Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi, during which almost 200 people died ... they cannot study their language or culture. That discrimination is the real reason why Urumqi, like all of Xinjiang, remains such a tinderbox that armed soldiers are required to patrol it every day. ...

  3. Different priorities for hot spots

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in Xinjiang, especially the region's impoverished Uygur-populated south, where most rioters who took part in July's deadly unrest in the regional capital, Urumqi , are believed to have ... obvious reason behind the seemingly different policies. Increasingly violent unrest in Xinjiang, especially after Urumqi was rocked by deadly ethnic clashes, has forced Beijing to act decisively ...

  4. Inequalities and corruption at root of violence

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Exactly one week after the most deadly ethnic violence on the mainland in decades, the city of Urumqi, the centre of the violence, and the rest of Xinjiang were reportedly ... from its mishandling of the overseas media during the riots in Tibet, this time choosing to grant foreign journalists access in Urumqi and elsewhere in Xinjiang swiftly. The move earned praise ...

  5. Tibet law-and-order boss promoted to deputy party secretary

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in Urumqi last year. ...

  6. No major changes to ethnic minority policy

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... clashes in Xinjiang's Urumqi in July, which left at least 197 dead, Uygurs complained about not sharing equally in economic growth. ...

  7. Vice-president and vice-premier stress importance of ethnic unity

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... this week as Mr Hu was inspecting Xinjiang for the first time since the deadly riots in Urumqi. On July 5, ethnic violence between Han Chinese and Uygurs claimed the lives of nearly 200 people ...

  8. Olympic torch relay skips Tibet in sudden change of schedule

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... visit four cities in the autonomous region- Urumqi, Kashgar, Shihezi and Chongjin- from tomorrow to Thursday, involving 624 torch-bearers. An official with Games organiser Bocog confirmed ...

  9. True minorities

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Beijing last month issued a white paper on ethnic policy. The timing was interesting, coming after the riots in Tibet last year and the recent violence in Urumqi . However, ... minorities', then it must guarantee that they are not marginalised in their own regions. Already, Han Chinese residents are the largest ethnic group in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, and Tibetans ...

  10. Plan to rehydrate the west with seawater

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... meeting in the regional capital Urumqi on Friday. It suggests raw seawater be transported via a glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) pipeline from the Bohai Sea near Tianjin. It would be pumped to 1,280 ...




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