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  1. Infrastructure drive helps growth rate reach new high- but at a price

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove Xinjiang's economy grew more than 12 per cent last year, the fastest rate in the past five years, helped by investment in infrastructure and property. Per capita gross ... the region's many ethnic groups. Xinjiang has benefited from a government drive to develop lagging western regions by building infrastructure. The region's investment in fixed assets, a key ...

  2. State of resentment

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... are the Chinese, the political rulers of the Xinjiang region. The unspoken 'us' are members of the Uygur ethnic group, who practise Islam, speak a Turkic language and trace their ancestry ... in Xinjiang, especially in the wake of the Tibetan riots and ahead of the Olympics. Xinjiang has endured what Beijing labels terrorist acts, including bombings, assassinations, arson, poisonings, ...

  3. 15 killed, 5 hurt in school bus crash

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk At least 25 people, mostly students and their parents, were killed in Xinjiang after a school bus carrying them lost control and crashed, Xinhua reported yesterday. Five other ... and Liaoning provinces. Top students in the remote Xinjiang areas are often sent by the authorities to schools in coastal or inland provinces, where they are said to have better studying environments. ...

  4. Police chief dismisses fears of attacks in HK

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The police chief has dismissed fears that terrorists will stage an attack in Hong Kong when the city hosts the equestrian events during next month's Olympics. Commissioner of Police Tang King-shing said yesterday that intelligence did not show the city was a target for terrorists. Mr Tang's remarks came after a previously unknown Xinjiang separatist group claimed ...

  5. Nomad's land

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... on a train from Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Xinjiang is a land of superlatives; hottest temperature ever recorded in China (46.7 degrees Celsius), the highest road ...

  6. Obstruction of media trio concerns ministry

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing The Foreign Ministry was concerned about foreign reporters being obstructed from covering the recent deadly bombings in Xinjiang , a spokesman said yesterday. ... about the incidents in which some Japanese reporters working in Xinjiang were obstructed,' Mr Qin said. Japanese news outlets said three members of the media - two reporters and a cameraman ...

  7. US caution on travel in Xinjiang

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai The US government has cautioned citizens about travelling to Xinjiang after the recent violence in the western region, famous for its location on the old Silk ... in China to register online or through the nearest diplomatic mission. Some foreign travellers in Xinjiang have noted anti-American sentiment in light of US military action in Afghanistan and Iraq. ...

  8. Xinjiang firm seeks investors for rare metals

    Posted Mar 24th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan in Beijing State-owned Xinjiang Non-ferrous Metal Industry (Group), the parent company of Hong Kong-listed Xinjiang Xinxin Mining Industry, was in talks to bring in other ... processing business to capture booming demand,' he said. 'Strategic investors could help bring in capital, networks and technology.' Rare metals are one of the Xinjiang-based metal ...

  9. Xinxin buys three Xinjiang mines

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan Xinjiang Xinxin Mining Industry, the mainland's second-largest nickel cathode producer, has agreed to pay 540 million yuan (HK$613.5 million) for three nickel-copper mines in its home province. Under the framework agreements Xinxin struck with Canadian firm GobiMin, Xinxin would own the entire stake of Xinjiang Yakesi Resources and Hami Jubao Resources, the two ...

  10. Xinjiang police launch security crackdown

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove Police in the capital of Xinjiang have launched a security crackdown ahead of the Olympics, state media reported yesterday, following an alleged attempt by terrorists to blow up a plane. Urumqi police said the city had taken steps to guarantee security before the Olympics in August and the Xinjiang leg of the torch run, the China News Service reported. The torch ...




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