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  1. Fresh unrest rocks Xinjiang

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, Will Clem

    ... Choi Chi-Yuk in Urumqi, Will Clem in Kashgar and Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Fresh protests rocked Urumqi, the capital of restive Xinjiang yesterday, after ethnic violence on Sunday night ... were down, with the authorities saying this was aimed at stopping the flow of information they saw as a dangerous threat and to prevent violence from spreading. The situation in the border city ...

  2. Official defends closure as 'in step with Islamic doctrine'

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao A senior mainland religious official has defended the controversial closure of mosques in Urumqi last week, saying it was in line with Islamic doctrine. Despite opposition from Muslim Uygurs, authorities closed mosques across Urumqi last Friday fearing that violence or even riots could erupt as a result of a large gathering. Several mosques were reopened later ...

  3. Laws target police and social stability

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Sexual harassment, domestic violence are now punishable Top mainland lawmakers yesterday passed legislation aimed at maintaining social stability and curbing ... sexual harassment and lists domestic violence as a punishable offence for the first time. Mo Wenxiu, a vice-chairwoman of the All-China Women's Federation, hailed the amendments ...

  4. Order restored after factory protest

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... for a clean-up. Signs of violence could be seen everywhere in the factory, with brick walls torn down and the windows of the factory's reception area and security office smashed. 'There are too ...

  5. How rigid crowd control measures backfired

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao and Vivian Wu When the crowd of noisy protesters was blocked off in the city's northwestern university district, no one, including the police, would have expected the violence witnessed later in the day. The protest was largely peaceful until the police, who had diverted the marchers to a less crowded area in Zhongguancun, confronted demonstrators who insisted ...

  6. Smelter defies closure order in poison row

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... but they continue refining zinc at night,' said a villager who works at the plant. The violence followed three days of peaceful protests by villagers. Doctors have found high lead levels in at least ...

  7. Beijing must protect all Chinese from reprisals, experts say

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... sparked similar protests elsewhere in the Muslim world. Many believed the mainland authorities used excessive violence against Uygur protesters. Zhang Xiaodong- a researcher at the Institute ...

  8. Uygurs fear reprisals as frustration mounts

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Uygur shops and beat passers-by. 'It is so unfair that they ran endless reports about Uygurs' involvement in the riots on Sunday but said nothing about the violence by Han ...

  9. The waiting-game strategy raises doubts

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and outside Tibet- would almost certainly fragment, leading to more violence and possibly on a much larger scale than before. 'Under such circumstances, however, there would be no one [for ...

  10. Past mistakes seem to weigh little on rising political stars

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... for a rapid rise in Aids infections, frequent mining disasters and ethnic violence, had evidently had little negative impact on his political career. The changes saw several other officials from ...




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