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    China news round-up: Xinjiang tightens security, Macau casino profit soars

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 06:58am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Phoenix TV* Xinjiang tightens security, arms police for house inspections. Fei Chang Dao Baidu banned forums on "workers," "strikes," and "proletariat" ...

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    China news round-up: French president in Beijing, Xinjiang officials urged to be vigilant

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 06:55am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Shanghai Expo Pavilion, José Frèches. Security Reuters China urges the US, after Boston bombings, to condemn Xinjiang "terrorism". Kashgar municipal government website* Work meeting calls ...

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    Reform-minded Zhang Chunxian takes tough line on Xinjiang violence

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chichuk.choi@scmp.com Zhang Chunxian is one of the mainland's more reformist officials, but he takes a ruthless line in dealing with dissent The fixer of Xinjiang ... make 59-year-old Zhang, who now serves as the party boss in the vast western Xinjiang autonomous region, a popular choice for promotion to the powerful 25-seat Politburo after the upcoming ...

  4. Trade push for restive Xinjiang

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Further opening up the economy of Xinjiang and boosting its trade with neighbouring countries are the keys to the region's rapid development, ... of Xinjiang by setting up special economic zones in two border cities, restructuring local industries, expanding the number of border trade ports, and implementing financial measures to encourage ...

  5. Jailings for endangering state security up 20pc

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... senior research manager of the Hong Kong-based Dui Hua Foundation. To name a few: the Tibet riots in March 2008 and the Xinjiang riots in July last year; as well as the 20th anniversary ... in Xinjiang. But Liu Xiaobo, drafter of Charter 08, stands out from all those convicted last year under this charge: he was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment for inciting subversion. The report did ...

  6. Dai Mok

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... Victoria Burrows Fare Xinjiang. Ambience Cosy decor inspired by the traditional homes of western China: chunky wooden furniture, embroidered menu covers and wall hangings, and strings ... drinks Who to bring Snug enough for a date, and relaxed enough for a gathering with family or friends. Turn-ons The chilli diced chicken in Xinjiang style was an attractive and tasty dish ...

  7. Alliance brings Baosteel to doorstep of Xinjiang firm

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... largest producer announced at the weekend an alliance with the biggest manufacturer in Xinjiang- a springboard for exports to Central Asia and Europe. At a ceremony in Beijing on Saturday, Baoshan ... result of market competition and would enable the two firms to cut costs and jointly face market risk. The Communist Party chiefs of Shanghai and Xinjiang attended the signing, together ...

  8. Wang's lasting legacy

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill The greatest achievement of the Wang Lequan era was the development of Xinjiang's economy. In 1991, the year he arrived there, its GDP was 33.6 billion yuan. Last year, it was 427.4 billion yuan (HK$486.4 billion). The main reason for this was the boom in commodity prices, especially oil, gas and coal, with which Xinjiang is richly endowed. Another factor ...

  9. Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China Today, How it Got There and Where it is Heading

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with his visit to Kashgar, the centre of Uygur culture in Xinjiang. As a result, much of the book reads asif it's come out of newspapers or web pages. The most interesting chapters come ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Xinjiang autonomous region, Shi Dagang, host a media briefing in Beijing on the China-Eurasia Expo to be held in Urumqi in September. The expo is an expansion of the Urumqi Fair and aims to promote trade between China, especially the western part, and Central Asia and Europe. It also aims to open up the border area and turn Xinjiang into a major gateway for trade with countries ...




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