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  1. 15 killed, 5 hurt in school bus crash

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk At least 25 people, mostly students and their parents, were killed in Xinjiang after a school bus carrying them lost control and crashed, Xinhua reported yesterday. Five other ... and Liaoning provinces. Top students in the remote Xinjiang areas are often sent by the authorities to schools in coastal or inland provinces, where they are said to have better studying environments. ...

  2. Plan to teach Putonghua to young Uygurs

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... in restive Xinjiang as the leadership struggles to deal with ethnic tensions in the region. At a regional top-level conference yesterday, the local authorities announced an ambitious drive to promote ... to be fluent in Chinese and Uygur by 2020, Xinhua reported. 'At the central working conference on Xinjiang last week, the Ministry of Education announced it would give an additional 80 billion ...

  3. School asks old teachers to shun religious activity

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com A primary school in Xinjiang has asked retired teachers to pledge not to engage in religious activities. The No 9 Primary School in Kuerle, also known as Korla, a city in central Xinjiang, called a meeting for old cadres on Wednesday last week and organised for retired teachers to sign a pledge at the meeting, according to mainland media ...

  4. Thousands of students detained at college

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Kashgar Thousands of students are being held under house arrest at a teaching college in Kashgar, in an apparent move to prevent them from taking part in the wave of protests that have rocked Xinjiang. The students have been prevented from leaving campus since early on Sunday, before demonstrations in Urumqi escalated into violence. Undergraduates and college students ...

  5. letters

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Discrimination' is just an excuse In July, there were riots in Xinjiang, and Muslims in other parts of the world, such as Turkey, came out in support of their peers in Xinjiang ... in Xinjiang, I think the claims of racial discrimination are just an excuse for certain people or organisations to stir up trouble. The mainland promotes racial harmony and even provides financial ...

  6. Students' creative works are published

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to see his story published. Deep's story is about a Uygur boy in Xinjiang, who delivers post for a living, without hope of change. 'I wrote this story in 2009. I wrote it in response to the [ethnic] tensions in Xinjiang,' said Deep. 'At the time, it was so prominent on the news.' Deep added people write when they have something to say- and Mirrors With Memories gave ...

  7. Beijing to allocate 5b yuan to teaching Uygurs Putonghua

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Beijing will provide a further 5.1 billion yuan (HK$5.78 billion) for bilingual education in Xinjiang pre-schools, making it a record year for funding of Putonghua ... the clash. The promotion of bilingual education in Xinjiang's pre-schools began in 2006, but the latest plan involves providing 2,200 bilingual kindergartens in Xinjiang, raising the number ...

  8. Two pupils killed in knife attack

    Posted Dec 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Two pupils died and three were injured in a brutal knife attack yesterday outside a primary school in Urumqi, Xinjiang. A group of fourth-grade pupils from the primary ... blood loss and a teacher, were injured in the attack. They were rushed to the Xinjiang Autonomous Region People's Hospital and Friendship Hospital, and were not in critical condition, ...

  9. Green lessons

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... By Lilian Goh A STUDY TRIP to Xinjiang gave 20 Hong Kong students a better understanding of the mainland's environmental protection measures. It also broadened their horizons ... and developing their skills as 'green leaders'. They visited environmental and renewable energy facilities in Xinjiang, including a sewage treatment plant, a landfill and a windmill project, ...

  10. Schools hit by further outbreaks of virus in 10 regions

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

    ... been reported at schools in another eight regions- Xinjiang and the provinces of Hebei, Henan, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Shandong, Hunan, Jiangsu and Guangxi. Xinjiang reported its first case ...




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