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  1. Furore brewing over Xinjiang beatings

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporters Lawmakers in Hong Kong have demanded an investigation into the beating of three Hong Kong journalists on the mainland. The journalists were covering the unrest in Xinjiang. Last Friday, TVB senior reporter Lam Tsz-ho, his cameraman Lau Wing-chuen and NOW TV cameraman Lam Chun-wai were tied up, handcuffed and beaten by police. Hou Hanmin, director of the Xinjiang ...

  2. listening+

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui Read each question carefully and pick the correct answer. Question 1 How much of the mainland's land mass does Xinjiang take up? a. one-fourth b. one-fifth c. one-sixth ... the importance of the last city mentioned? a. It was the long-time cultural centre of Xinjiang b. It was the long-time economic centre of Xinjiang c. It was the long-time cultural centre of the Uygurs d. ...

  3. Independence bid in Xinjiang unlikely to succeed: expert

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The East Turkestan Independence Movement is a diverse and loose grouping of Uygur activists, and their objective of establishing an independent Xinjiang has little chance ... usually launched small-scale violence in Xinjiang, while larger groups carried out activities in Europe highlighting demands for independence in the region. Wang Mingye, a Xinjiang expert, said ...

  4. Xinjiang terror top threat to Olympics: security official

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... named them. Mr Meng identified the Xinjiang separatist group as the greatest of the three threats. 'As for China, the main terrorism threat comes from the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, ... that has long claimed Xinjiang as part of a central Asian nation called East Turkestan, has been seen as a serious security problem in the region in recent decades. In the aftermath ...

  5. Religion, history make uneasy bedfellows in Xinjiang

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Kashgar The towering minarets of the grand Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar announce its importance as the centre of Islamic culture in Xinjiang. But the magnificent yellow ... the predominantly Muslim southern Xinjiang region was known for its 'three plentifuls'- young Muslims following the fundamentalist Wahhabism (a conservative and intolerant form of Islam), Arabic ...

  6. School asks old teachers to shun religious activity

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com A primary school in Xinjiang has asked retired teachers to pledge not to engage in religious activities. The No 9 Primary School in Kuerle, also known as Korla, a city in central Xinjiang, called a meeting for old cadres on Wednesday last week and organised for retired teachers to sign a pledge at the meeting, according to mainland media ...

  7. A missed opportunity

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

    ... Party were locked in fierce battles thousands of kilometres away. The future of Xinjiang was irrelevant to their war. The Han Chinese population of the region at that time was less than 5 per cent. In November 1944, a second East Turkestan Republic had been established in three northern districts of Xinjiang- Ili, Aletai and Tarbaghatai. The Kuomintang government and its army ...

  8. Israelis risk the 'Sea of Death' in search for lost kingdom

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Doug Nairne

    ... Two men, driven by legends of Jews living in Xinjiang, have embarked on a daunting quest, writes Doug Nairne More than 2,500 years ago, ancient Jewish settlers dug the well that brings ... farmer, Oran Benron, were dispatched to China by a group of Israeli rabbis who believe people from one of Israel's lost tribes ended up in Tibet or Xinjiang almost 2,000 years ago. ...

  9. Dalai Lama attacked for 'wrecking' ethnic unity

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in 'prison-like' conditions. Sunday marks the second anniversary of bloody rioting that began in Lhasa and later spread to other Tibetan-populated areas. The Dalai Lama also referred to Xinjiang, another ... and the integration of Tibet with other Tibetan-populated regions. Juma Tayier, vice-chairman of the Xinjiang Islamic Association, told Xinhua the reference to East Turkestan indicated the Dalai Lama ...

  10. Elderly fasters inspired by hunger to help

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... showing no ill-effects. She even had enough energy to show off her morning exercise moves to 2,000 other elderly people at the fund-raiser for impoverished children in Xinjiang. World Vision Hong ...




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