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  1. Delegate dares to challenge official policy on Xinjiang

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Rare is the voice of dissent in the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, but one member from Xinjiang is calling on the government to reflect on its policies in his Uygur-dominated region in the wake of July's ethnic clashes. Hu Zhibin, vice-president of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region Disabled Persons' Federation, said it was time ...

  2. Burial site issue a ticking bomb, Muslims warn

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... sparked in July the worst ethnic violence in decades between Uygurs and Han Chinese in Xinjiang, which left about 200 people dead and more than 2,000 injured. 'I think some local officials ... Guangzhou's only Muslim cemetery would be full in two years, which would add to tensions, he said. Ayiguli, an Uygur from Xinjiang who has run a Muslim restaurant in Guangzhou for more than a decade, ...

  3. From language to headgear, Xinjiang's Uygur and Han offer stark contrast

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

    ... Bill Savadove The Xinjiang region is China's 'wild west', complete with a restive population, an influx of settlers and the promise of riches from natural resources. For China, the region is a strategic buffer zone on its western border and a part of the nation's sovereign territory since the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). After 1949, Xinjiang provided land ...

  4. New rule on sale aimed at nation's farmland reserve

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... reported in March. One mu is equivalent to 670 square metres. The new rules will exempt national projects, including military projects and a pipeline to transfer natural gas from Xinjiang ...

  5. Economy more energy efficient, says report

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the 4 per cent target last year, nine provinces- including Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Hunan and Xinjiang- failed. Beijing reduced its energy consumption per unit of GDP by 6 per cent, the biggest ...

  6. Most of nation due for summer drought

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... include Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Henan, Shaanxi and Xinjiang in the north, the Yellow River area and the south, from Guangdong to Xiamen. Rainfall in these areas would exceed the average by 20 ...

  7. G8 no longer the body to tackle global problems

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The riots in Xinjiang have forced President Hu Jintao to pull out and return home; it is a pity that he will be unable to participate, but he has made the right decision. Global problems need global ...

  8. Street food, home renovation banned to clear air for Games

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Some popular street food, such as Xinjiang skewed lamb and Cantonese marinated beef, will be banned in nine Guangdong cities during the Asian Games next month, the provincial environmental watchdog said yesterday. In addition, residents in these Pearl River Delta cities including Guangzhou, Foshan and Dongguan- which will host events for the Games- will have to stop ...

  9. 60th anniversary parade will show the military's modernisation

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and that Taiwanese officials may even be invited. Nonetheless, a defence white paper issued yesterday makes it clear that Beijing sees sovereignty threats from separatist forces in Taiwan, Xinjiang ...

  10. A fierce autumn and a big winter freeze predicted

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Jiangxi, all of which have been suffocating in the heat for almost two months. Most of the inhabited areas of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region were also marked for heat alerts. According ...




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