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  1. 3 killed, 80 hurt as train hits bus

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hospitals in the regional capital of Xinjiang. The report cited unnamed sources at the Urumqi Rescue Centre as saying that at least 41 of the injured were children under the age of 16, some of whom ... of their bodies and undergoing medical treatment, but all of them are out of life-threatening danger.' A staff member at the General Hospital of the Xinjiang Military Region said last night ...

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    China's new mental health law to make it harder for authorities to silence petitioners

    Posted May 01st 2013, 01:12pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler The director of Xinjiang's largest mental health institution has welcomed a new law, which went into effect on Wednesday, banning involuntary inpatient treatment ... hospital to be trained in the new provisions on patients' rights stipulated by the new law, the Xinjiang Daily reported.  Two million people in Xinjiang live with mental disabilities, Xu ...

  3. High alert ahead of Xinjiang expo

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... attacks in the restive region of Xinjiang, where a high-level trade fair will be held this week. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is scheduled to attend the opening ceremony of the trade fair ... Chengdu, Xian and throughout Xinjiang were told to arrive at the airports at least two to three hours before departure without being given any explanations for tightened security measures, airport ...

  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. Beijing sets out 10-year strategy to end poverty in Xinjiang

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Beijing set out a plan yesterday to revive the far western region of Xinjiang in the hope that an economic boom will end incessant ethnic strife and begin a new round ... the per capita gross domestic product in Xinjiang to the national average by 2015, and eliminate poverty throughout the region by 2020. Xinjiang's per capita GDP last year was US$2,898, ...

  6. Crackdown ahead of anniversary of riots

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok A month-long 'strike-hard' campaign has been launched in Urumqi to crack down on crime as authorities in the regional capital of Xinjiang gear up ahead of the first ... as Hunan's party secretary, new Xinjiang party secretary Zhang Chunxian, who replaced Wang Lequan, has stuck to the government's hard-line attitude towards the security issue. A three-month ...

  7. Hukou blitz in lead-up to Xinjiang anniversary

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Authorities in the capital of the restive Xinjiang region have launched a three-month security campaign targeting non-permanent residents in the lead-up ... Professor Pan Zhiping, a specialist in Central Asian affairs at the Xinjiang Academy of Social Sciences, said local authorities had been put on high alert as the anniversary approached. ...

  8. Xinjiang to lift blackout in 'gradual and orderly' way

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk and Ng Tze-wei The regional government of Xinjiang announced yesterday that the communications blackout imposed in the wake of the July 5 ethnic clashes will gradually ... a tense city still. A small number of Xinjiang-hosted websites remained accessible during the blackout, while government departments and big companies were also gradually permitted to access ...

  9. Rotating Xinjiang guard heralds a change in style

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

    ... Staff Reporter As communist cadres go, Wang Lequan and his successor Zhang Chunxian represent two extremes. Wang, 65, earned the nickname 'the emperor of Xinjiang ' for his ... as a rural cadre and climbed up the political ladder in his native Shandong province, where he was appointed vice-governor in 1989. In 1991 he was made deputy head of the Xinjiang government ...

  10. Security Bureau urges HK tourists in Xinjiang capital to remain alert

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Phyllis Tsang Hong Kong travellers in Urumqi have been urged to stay alert for their safety. At least 130 people from Hong Kong are touring Xinjiang, with about 30 ... were in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, according to Travel Industry Council executive director Joseph Tung Yao-chung. 'Two of [the groups], one from Hong Thai and another from Wing ...




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