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  1. 156 civilians died in Urumqi, Beijing says

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... professor from the Uygur group at Beijing's Minzu University had been detained for his involvement in the Urumqi clashes. Beijing launched a fresh propaganda attack on the World Uygur Congress ... the violence in Xinjiang. On China Central Television's 7pm news, the central government's main news programme, an arrested Uygur told how he had helped the congress fan the clashes in Urumqi ...

  2. News - China - COURTS

    Ilham Tohti to appeal separatism conviction and jailing for life, lawyers say

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 03:05am by Minnie Chan

    ... Court of Urumqi for promoting independence for Xinjiang on his Uygur- and Chinese-language website Uighur Online. He was accused of using the website to attack the central government's ... in Urumqi are in [Putonghua]," Li said. "Tohti called on the international community to pay attention to the fate of his students and other missing Uygurs." Li also posted on social ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. State media home in on large turnout of Urumqi blood donors

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Hundreds of Urumqi residents donated blood to help victims of the violence as state media sought to project an image of daily life resuming following the curfew on Tuesday ... parents and siblings.' A spokesman said the three blood donation centres in the city were well prepared to serve donors. The last time queues formed outside blood donation centres in Urumqi ...

  5. Five killed as protests continue to rock Urumqi

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Five people have died in the massive protests against syringe attacks in the restive Xinjiang city of Urumqi, an official said last night. Xinhua quoted the city's ... for the attacks or said whether they were ethnically motivated. The public security minister, who has arrived in Urumqi to take charge of the situation, said the attacks were premeditated, a continuation ...

  6. Show of force in Urumqi

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Urumqi and Josephine Ma Beijing staged a massive show of force in Urumqi yesterday, segregating Han and Uygur populations in the violence-torn city, as President Hu Jintao ... an overnight curfew was lifted yesterday morning. As the security clampdown intensified, Urumqi became a segregated city, with a demarcation line set up along its main artery, People's Road. ...

  7. Thousands protest over Urumqi syringe attacks

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Tens of thousands of Han Chinese protested in the Xinjiang capital Urumqi yesterday to demand the resignation of the region's top Communist Party boss for failing ... disclosed. Xinjiang Television reported that by noon on Wednesday, hospitals across Urumqi had reported treating 476 people, the victims of attacks by hypodermic needles. Of these, 433 were Han ...

  8. Thousands in scramble to leave Urumqi

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

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Urumqi and Al Guo Tens of thousands of people- Han Chinese and Uygur- are streaming out of Urumqi even as authorities try to restore a semblance of normality amid a massive ... station, a miner from Anhui province said 12 of the 20 colleagues who had come with him to Urumqi for work had left in the wake of the riots, and he would not be back. 'At home we make at most ...

  9. Love bridges ethnic divide in Urumqi

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

    ... Kristine Kwok in Urumqi It's a case of love imitating art. A Uygur boy meets a Han Chinese girl, and the encounter on a rainy day becomes an Urumqi version of Shakespeare's Romeo ... to dramatically change her lifestyle. Ms Chen, who moved to Urumqi from her hometown in Hami five years ago, was slightly taken aback as she realised what marrying Mr Mita involved. 'I didn't ...

  10. Most mosques open in Urumqi, but few risk coming to pray

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Urumqi Most mosques in Urumqi were open to worshippers yesterday and planned to be open for Friday lunchtime prayers, but staff said attendance continued to be well below average. However, mosques run by the Hui Muslim community appeared to remain closed, 11 days after China's worst racial violence in living memory broke out on July 5. The Friday prayers ...




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