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  1. Tens of thousands of cancelled trips big blow to summer tourist season

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou and Kristine Kwok in Urumqi Tourism, a pillar of Xinjiang's economy, has been hard hit by the ethnic strife in Urumqi . Industry experts said summer ... this year. 'We usually have more than 100 people signed up for Xinjiang tours every day in the summer months,' Mr Zeng said. In Urumqi, Duan Shengjun at the Yinhua Hotel said more than half ...

  2. News - China - ETHNIC MINORITIES

    In Xinjiang capital Urumqi, poverty greater threat than radical Islam

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 10:22am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Urumqi While independence may drive some Uygurs, most are only concerned with getting a good job In Urumqi, poverty greater threat than Islam In the dirty backstreets of the Uygur old quarter of Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi in China’s far west, Abuduwahapu frowns when asked what he thinks is the root cause of the region’s festering problem with violence and unrest. ...

  3. Security Bureau urges HK tourists in Xinjiang capital to remain alert

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Phyllis Tsang Hong Kong travellers in Urumqi have been urged to stay alert for their safety. At least 130 people from Hong Kong are touring Xinjiang, with about 30 in Urumqi when a riot unfolded yesterday. The 30 tourists, travelling in groups from Hong Thai Travel Services and Wing On Travel, were safe, the two agencies said. Travellers on eight package tours ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Beijing sets out 10-year strategy to end poverty in Xinjiang

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Beijing set out a plan yesterday to revive the far western region of Xinjiang in the hope that an economic boom will end incessant ethnic strife and begin a new round of development in the remote backwater. At a conference chaired by Preside ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sensitive touch needed to soothe ethnic tensions

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The sacking of Urumqi's Communist Party Secretary Li Zhi yesterday, a rare move in response to public protests, reflects the gravity of the situation facing the central government ... and to show them that their grievances are being taken seriously. Security forces have shut down Urumqi, Xinjiang's capital, and arrested journalists. At least three reporters from Hong Kong were ...

  8. Internet cafes suffer as Beijing cuts connection

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Urumqi Computer screens at hundreds of internet cafes around Urumqi flickered with life but the seats in front of them were empty. With the city's connection cut in the wake of the riots, business at some establishments is down as much as 90 per cent. Zhang Jun, who owns an internet bar on Zhongshan Road in central Urumqi, says he has been hit hard. ...

  9. Riot zone in overdrive to lure back tourists

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the second half of the year. Banks have been ordered to suspend debts and issue more loans. But Zhang Jun, owner of Xinjiang Yakexi Travel Service in the regional capital Urumqi, said the riots were ...

  10. Uygur nightmare

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... East Turkestan, My Western Region. It has been selling like hot cakes in the Chinese world since the Urumqi riot on July 5, as people try to make sense of what happened. It is the best ... he left Urumqi he took 50 trucks, many loaded with gold and silver. In 1949 he took his riches with him when he went with the Kuomintang government to Taiwan, where he died in 1970. He ...




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