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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China - CRIME

    'Bribes and lavish banquets': China's watchdog reveals evidence of graft among Xinjiang party officials

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 09:14pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Corruption uncovered in Xinjiang inspection Anti-graft inspectors have found evidence of corruption among party officials in Xinjiang. The Central Commission ... lifestyles and held lavish banquets, the CCDI said. Separate reports were prepared for leaders of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region as well as the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, ...

  3. News - China - GOVERNMENT

    Anti-graft inspectors uncover 858 cases of 'austerity violations' in Xinjiang

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 07:46pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com 858 austerity violations in Xinjiang A total of 858 violations of Communist Party austerity measures were uncovered in Xinjiang during the first half ... Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), the party's top anti-graft agency, carried out between March to May. Only 110 violations were found in the first quarter. Xinjiang's anti-graft ...

  4. Xinjiang geared up to tackle unrest

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Authorities in Xinjiang said they were confident of containing any possible disturbance in the autonomous region in a year laden with sensitive anniversaries. 'No one can be sure that nothing will happen in Xinjiang, but we can guarantee that nothing big will happen,' said Nur Bekri, chairman of the autonomous region. Describing separatists ...

  5. Beijing presents 'evidence' Kadeer was behind riots

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Beijing has for the first time released a detailed report to back up its claim that the World Uygur Congress was behind the deadly ethnic riots in Xinjiang two months ago. ... the internet to instigate and drum up support for a rally in Urumqi on July 5, following which the deadly riots broke out. The rally in the Xinjiang capital was called to protest against a clash two ...

  6. Two-day ordeal for passengers aboard bomb-threat plane

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a senior Xinjiang official said. A government newspaper said authorities received a report that the Kam Air flight could 'possibly be threatened' by terrorists. Mainland passengers who ... Zamari Kamgar and senior executives were on board. But a tip-off arrived at Xinjiang government headquarters on Sunday morning, warning that ethnic separatists would possibly launch an attack ...

  7. Decline in profit slows for industrial companies

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... fiscal stimulus measures. For example, small and medium-sized enterprises still find it difficult to get financing,' said Mr Yuan, who is on a business trip in Xinjiang. He said many companies in Xinjiang faced cash-flow problems. Hopeful signs Industrial profits in the first four months of the year in 22 provinces fell: 27.9% ...

  8. News - China - COUNTERTERRORISM

    32 people jailed in Xinjiang for ‘downloading and spreading terrorist videos’

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:49pm by Reuters

    ... sentenced 32 people in its western Xinjiang region to prison terms for downloading or sending “violent terror” videos, state media said, as authorities crackdown on people they say are Islamists ... or participate in terrorist organisations,” Tianshan said. China has taken down more than 40 groups it calls “violent terror gangs” and arrested more than 400 people in Xinjiang since authorities began ...

  9. Infrastructure drive helps growth rate reach new high- but at a price

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove Xinjiang's economy grew more than 12 per cent last year, the fastest rate in the past five years, helped by investment in infrastructure and property. Per capita gross ... the region's many ethnic groups. Xinjiang has benefited from a government drive to develop lagging western regions by building infrastructure. The region's investment in fixed assets, a key ...

  10. State of resentment

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... are the Chinese, the political rulers of the Xinjiang region. The unspoken 'us' are members of the Uygur ethnic group, who practise Islam, speak a Turkic language and trace their ancestry ... in Xinjiang, especially in the wake of the Tibetan riots and ahead of the Olympics. Xinjiang has endured what Beijing labels terrorist acts, including bombings, assassinations, arson, poisonings, ...




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