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  1. Beijing unveils incentives for Xinjiang SEZs

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Beijing has revealed details of its plan to fast-track special economic zones in two border cities in Xinjiang under its campaign of economic development to ease ethnic tensions in the far-western region. The move to set up the zones in Khorgos, in Yining, and in Kashgar was announced last year as Beijing revised its policies on Xinjiang ...

  2. Security chief talks tough on Xinjiang

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The mainland's top police officer yesterday promised tougher action against violent crime and terrorism to protect stability in Xinjiang, where ... of Xinjiang, on Wednesday that everyone had to be well aware of the seriousness, complexity and long-term nature of the arduous anti-terrorist campaign. 'In an attempt to safeguard social ...

  3. Four killed in attack on Xinjiang police station

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Xinjiang, yesterday. Giving no details about either the ethnicity of the attackers or the identity of the hostages, Xinhua reported that armed police rushed to the scene, saving six hostages ... hostages were killed, while another police assistant suffered serious injuries. Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the German-based World Uygur Congress, quoted several sources from Xinjiang as saying ...

  4. Ex-scholar named deputy regional head in restive Xinjiang

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk A scholar-turned-official was named deputy government head of the restive Xinjiang region yesterday. Members of the Standing Committee of the Xinjiang Regional People's Congress approved Huang Wei, 49, to succeed Yang Gang, 57, Xinhua reported. Huang was the vice-mayor of Beijing municipality before his posting to the Uygur- predominated Xinjiang. The central ...

  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. Security to remain top of agenda for Xinjiang

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Policies for the restive Xinjiang region will for the first time be sketched out at a top-level meeting in Beijing this year. Information revealed by state media indicates ... Committee member in charge of security and law enforcement, announced at a preparatory meeting on Tuesday that a Xinjiang Work Symposium would be convened to plan for the region's 'faster ...

  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. Nothing can excuse the violence in Xinjiang

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The violence that erupted in Xinjiang's capital is deplorable. We do not know how a protest, which reportedly began as a peaceful demonstration in the heart of Urumqi by ethnic ... tensions between the two ethnic groups. The government has accused the Washington-based Uygur American Association and its exiled leader, prominent former Xinjiang businesswoman Rebiya Kadeer, ...

  9. Xinjiang's dovish leader shows his claws

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Xinjiang's new party secretary has stressed the need to safeguard regional stability and fight separatism in hardline remarks that contrast with his image as an open-minded moderate. Zhang Chunxian has held a series of meetings with representatives from the Xinjiang Regional Military Area, Regional Armed Police Force, the Production and Construction Corps ...

  10. Media drive praises Xinjiang crackdown

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Beijing has launched a media drive to publicise its policies in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the run-up to the 60th anniversary of Communist rule. An overseas ... 'development and achievements', Xinhua said. Under the theme 'Harmonious Xinjiang', the media sent representatives to more than 10 cities and prefectures to interview people across ...




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