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  1. News - China

    20 jailed for 'inciting secession' in Xinjiang

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 04:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Uygurs sentenced to terms of up to life for crimes, including bid to set up a chat room 20 jailed for 'inciting secession' in Xinjiang Twenty Uygur men in Xinjiang have been sentenced to terms of up to life imprisonment for involvement in terrorism and "inciting secession" in the ethnically divided western region, state ...

  2. News - China - COUNTERTERRORISM

    Xinjiang party boss Zhang Chunxian calls for hard and soft lines to tackle terror

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:10am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Region's party bosscalls for tough approach on extremism and better handling of local grievances in visit to scene of attack last year Xinjiang to tread hard and soft on terror Xinjiang's party boss is pushing a hard and soft line to tackle terrorism in the region, calling for better public education and handling of local grievances ...

  3. News - China

    Death sentence for three Xinjiang plane hijackers

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 06:34pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A court in China’s restive Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang sentenced three men to death on Tuesday after they were found guilty of trying to hijack ... Chinese, the country’s majority ethnic group. “The men who were sentenced were not allowed their own lawyers, only those that were given to them by the government,” he said. “The Xinjiang people ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Missing Uygur writer presumed dead

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 08:40am by John Kennedy

    ... was reported only a few days ago, he apparently died sometime in 2011 in Shaya prison in western China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. The Caravan-- Upwardly Mobile South Asians, who barely ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    So near yet so feared: peace, harmony, beer

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by cecilie gamst berg

    ... side being forbidden the pacifying balsam of beer. Strict adherence to sobriety is one of the things for which Muslims are known. But many of those in Xinjiang are either not very pious or have ... have been ending up in a sand dune. So I eventually relaxed. A little. Thank you, beer! I have since drunk many a beer with the Muslims of Xinjiang in peace and harmony, and with much jollity ...

  6. News - China - HIGH-SPEED RAILWAYS

    High-speed rail line connecting Xinjiang and Gansu set to open

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 12:55pm by He Huifeng

    ... railway in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region will open in mid-October and cut journeys to nearby provinces from 12 hours to about eight hours, Xinhua reported. The Lanzhou-Xinjiang High-Speed ... Xinjiang’s capital, from 40 hours to less than 20. The report did not mention the exact date the first train would run. The 1,776km of track, which will be the longest high-speed railway line ...

  7. News - China - XINJIANG

    China says 50 dead, 54 injured in Sunday terror attacks in restive Xinjiang

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:01am by AGENCIES, Nectar Gan, Patrick Boehler

    ... Agencies and staff reporters 50 dead, 54 injured in Xinjiang terror attacks Xinjiang official media said that 50 people, including 40 suspected assailants, were killed in what ... people from the blast scene and sent them to hospital. He refused to disclose more. Violent conflicts in Xinjiang, home of the Muslim Uygur minority group, have killed more than 300 people ...

  8. News - China - XINJIANG ATTACKS

    Fresh attacks kill 2 in Xinjiang as Beijing releases guidelines on prosecuting terrorism

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 09:16am by Patrick Boehler, Agence France-Presse

    ... of Xinjiang on Sunday, state media reported. Explosions hit at least three locations in Xinjiang’s Luntai County at around 5pm on Sunday, the Tianshan news portal, run by the regional government, said ... of the groups and their links to global terrorism, with some arguing China exaggerates the threat to justify tough security measures in Xinjiang. “China’s policies have led people to resist fiercely ...

  9. Xinjiang at centre of fact-finding missions

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Xinjiang has been the centre of an unprecedented flurry of government fact-finding missions in the past fortnight, as mainland leaders prepare for the first Xinjiang-themed central government work conference, designed to 'leapfrog development' in the restive region. New Xinjiang party secretary Zhang Chunxian held 10 round-table meetings in nine days after ...

  10. Resource tax reforms to go nationwide

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of Xinjiang. Xinjiang started levying a 5 per cent resource tax this month on crude and natural gas sales, instead of output, in a bid to boost revenue. Du Ying, vice-chairman of the National ... government has already decided to start a trial programme in Xinjiang, and the scheme will be promoted nationwide based on the experiences [there],' Du said at a briefing on development ...




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