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  1. Strife-hit Xinjiang set for economic boom

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The central government's massive programme to help revive Xinjiang is set to usher in a new round of development- but there is concern that an economic boom may ... officials that ended on Wednesday, Beijing pledged to raise per capita gross domestic product in Xinjiang to the national average by 2015, and eliminate poverty in the region by 2020, ...

  2. Taken by a storm

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Police officers turn to their goggles to help them rescue two residents in Urumqi, Xinjiang, where a sandstorm caused by a strong cold front from Siberia left them stranded. ... on Sunday and whipped up huge dust storms in most parts of Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Ningxia and Shaanxi. ...

  3. 51pc of autonomous region's officials from ethnic minorities, report says

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

    ... Kristine Kwok Ethnic minorities account for 51 per cent, or 360,000, of government officials in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Xinhua reported. Beijing has boasted about ethnic autonomy in the region but, like Tibet and other regions with large ethnic minority populations, Xinjiang is predominantly ruled by Communist Party officials who are Han Chinese. Xinhua said 417, ...

  4. Different priorities for hot spots

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The massive investment scheme Beijing recently unveiled to push the pace of economic development in Xinjiang has met with much fanfare, but it also prompts questions about Beijing's different handling of another restive region, Tibet. While many may argue that Beijing's solutions to the simmering ethnic tensions that run deep in Tibet and Xinjiang remain much ...

  5. News - China

    China Digest, September 27, 2012

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that require expensive treatment. The hospital spent more than 5 million yuan last year treating the abandoned children, but the bigger problem is finding homes for them. XINJIANG Desert hail a first Turpan, an oasis city on the Silk Road, saw hail on Saturday for the first time since meteorological records started being kept in 1952, the Xinjiang Metropolis News reports. Weather authorities ...

  6. Appointment hints at focus on conciliation

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The reshuffle of the top leadership in Xinjiang has come both as a surprise and no surprise. The removal of Wang Lequan, known as the 'Emperor of Xinjiang' for his ... freedom may prove premature. Wang, 66, had worked in Xinjiang as a leading official for nearly 20 years and was the top Communist Party boss for 15 years. Some overseas media have described him ...

  7. Uneven spread

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer The timing of last week's bombing in Aksu, deep in Xinjiang, couldn't have been more unfortunate for Beijing. Just two days before a Uygur man detonated the explosive device amid a crowd of security guards that killed at least seven people, Xinjiang's government had announced its latest plans to improve the province's infrastructure. New airports, ...

  8. Inequalities and corruption at root of violence

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Exactly one week after the most deadly ethnic violence on the mainland in decades, the city of Urumqi, the centre of the violence, and the rest of Xinjiang were reportedly ... for instance, did the Xinjiang authorities fail to contain the spread of the violence when the riots started? There is little doubt the riots, which came less than 18 months after the violence in Tibet, ...

  9. Plan to rehydrate the west with seawater

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo Mainland hydraulic engineers have come up with an ambitious plan to rehydrate the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the northwest: transfer seawater from the Bohai Sea ... to 1,280 metres above sea level to southeastern Inner Mongolia. From there it would flow at 42 degrees north latitude, through four mountain ranges and a lake to arrive in Xinjiang ...

  10. Bloom and gloom: how glacier melt greens the desert but dries up Tibet

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Climate change is having profoundly different impacts on China's two westernmost regions, Tibet and Xinjiang. While Tibet is mired in a deepening drought, and will continue to suffer declining water resources in future years, the water table is on the rise in Xinjiang and the dry climate is gradually becoming more humid. Glaciers in Tibet have been melting ...




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