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  1. News - China - RELIGION

    Xinjiang city bans Muslim clothing and large beards on public buses

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 11:17am by AFP

    ... in Karamay banned people wearing hijabs, niqabs, burqas or clothing with the Islamic star and crescent symbol from taking local buses, the Karamay Daily reported. The ban also covers “large beards”, ... last month enforced a ban on students and government staff from Ramadan fasting, while officials have also tried to encourage locals in Xinjiang not to wear Islamic veils. The Karamay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567483/xinjiang-city-bans-muslim-clothing-and-large-beards-public-buses
  2. News - China Insider - Anti-terrorism

    Are beards and burqas the right target in China’s battle against radical Islam?

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:13pm by Chris Luo

    ... – effort to curb the spread of radical Islam, scholars say. The ban which took effect this week in Karamay, in the northern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, prohibited those wearing burqas, hijabs ... official newspaper Karamay Daily. The crescent moon and star is a symbol carried on the flag of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, a separatist militant group accused by Beijing of advocating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1568348/are-beards-and-burqas-right-target-chinas-battle-against-radical
  3. Xinjiang bus blast blamed on disgruntled coal miner

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yi Hu A bus blast that killed 11 people in Xinjiang last Thursday was set off by a man dissatisfied with compensation for a work-related injury, state media reports and Xinjiang police officials say. Bai Qinghua had his fingers crushed last March while working at a coal mine in Usu, not far from the blast site in Karamay, China News Service reported. A Xinjiang police spokeswoman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/486863/xinjiang-bus-blast-blamed-disgruntled-coal-miner
  4. News - China - XINJIANG

    China security minister wants Xinjiang terror crackdown to reach 'every house and village'

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 02:35pm by Adrian Wan

    ... The authorities in Karamay this week banned people wearing Islamic clothing from taking local buses, a move that was strongly condemned by an overseas Uygur exile group. Additional reporting by Agence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1568272/terror-crackdown-must-reach-every-house-and-village-china-security
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Josh Summers

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 12:58am by JENNI MARSH

    ... overseas, but the only opportunity that came up was China. A professor my wife knew had visited Karamay (in Xinjiang) in the 90s and made a connection who needed English teachers. He described an oasis in the middle of the desert that had mountains and beautiful people. Back then (in 2006), I could have barely pointed at Shanghai on a map. DESERT BLOOM Karamay is an oil town, four hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1525810/my-life-josh-summers
  6. News - China - CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION

    Communist Party's graft investigators digging deeper into Zhou Yongkang's past

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:19pm by Reuters

    ... point in Karamay when Zhou arrived at the frontier oil town in the far northwest. A fire in the Friendship Theatre during a song and dance performance had killed 323 people, 288 of them ... overriding priority is to maintain stability,” he told a grim meeting of company managers at an auditorium in Karamay, two weeks after the December 8 blaze. “I believe all the children that are now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591694/communist-partys-graft-investigators-digging-deeper-zhou-yongkangs-past
  7. News - China Insider - Ethnic tensions

    Retired Chinese Minister of Culture Wang Meng makes moderate plea for Xinjiang unity

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:10pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... are scrambling to prevent the resurgence, sometimes by force.  Earlier this year, the northwestern city of Karamay banned men with long beards and women wearing veils from using public transportation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1576053/retired-chinese-minister-culture-wang-meng-makes-moderate-plea
  8. Eternal shame

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen It was three in the morning on December 8, 2007, when mainland filmmaker Xu Xin arrived at the Xiao Xi Hu cemetery, five kilometres outside Karamay, an oil-producing town ... at the graves. And so began Xu's exploration of the tragedy that still haunts survivors and victims' families. The result, a documentary titled Karamay, premiered last week at the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710676/eternal-shame
  9. Xinjiang seen key to oil output growth

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... slow or negative output growth in their mainstay oilfields. PetroChina, the country's largest oil and gas producer, aims to raise crude production at its Karamay oilfield in Xinjiang to 16 ... cent, much higher than the 0.8 per cent growth rate of all of its domestic oilfields between 2005 and 2007. Natural gas output at the Karamay field is targeted to grow to 10 billion cubic metres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668447/xinjiang-seen-key-oil-output-growth
  10. News - China - ETHNIC UNREST

    Uygurs see little to celebrate in Xinjiang's economic development

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:55am by Adrian Wan

    ... on Thursday carried more than 800 passengers northwest to the oil town of Karamay. Construction of a new line, which will link the area with Kazakhstan, began about two weeks ago. It will be part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1503774/uygurs-see-little-celebrate-xinjiangs-economic-development

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