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  1. News - China - COUNTERTERRORISM

    29 Xinjiang ‘terrorist suspects’ detained in Urumqi: state media

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:46am by Adrian Wan, AFP, AP

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Official media in Xinjiang reports 29 suspected terrorists have been detained as part of crackdown in the home of the mostly Muslim Uygur minority Twenty-nine suspects in Xinjiang’s capital of Urumqi have been arrested in just one week after a ramped-up anti-terror crackdown fast-tracked their capture. The suspects were held on suspicion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1525812/29-xinjiang-terrorist-suspects-detained-urumqi-state-media
  2. News - China - XINJIANG

    Cash incentive helps lure tourists to Xinjiang

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:07am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan in Urumqi adrian.wan@scmp.com Cash-for-tourists scheme a 'success' A scheme to give tourists from other areas of China 500 yuan (HK$627) to visit Xinjiang- which has ... to Xinjiang," he added, without giving figures. Another regional tourism official said last month that the authorities were considering extending the scheme to help revive the remote region's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1525574/cash-incentive-helps-lure-tourists-xinjiang
  3. News - China - SECURITY

    State enterprises in Xinjiang ordered to hire 25pc of new staff from local minorities

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:56am by Minnie Chan, Reuters, AP

    ... Minnie Chan and Agencies Authorities move to improve livelihoods of minorities and discourage support for terrorism Xinjiang state firms set quota for local hiring State enterprises in Xinjiang are required to hire at least 70 per cent of new staff locally, Xinhua reported yesterday. At least 25 per cent must be from ethnic minorities. The requirement is part of a central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1522985/state-enterprises-xinjiang-ordered-hire-25pc-new-staff-local-minorities
  4. News - China - XINJIANG

    Xi calls for greater religious tolerance, more local jobs in Xinjiang

    Posted May 29th 2014, 10:42pm by Zhuang Pinghui, Teddy Ng and Minnie Chan

    ... Zhuang Pinghui, Teddy Ng and Minnie Chan President tells Xinjiang meeting that ethnic unity is long-term issue for area hit by terrorism Xi calls for greater religious tolerance, more local jobs A push for more local jobs and legal channels for pursuing religious beliefs were among the measures announced at a national Xinjiang affairs meeting that ended yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521473/counter-terrorism-immediate-priority-xinjiang-affairs-summit-beijing
  5. News - China - TERROR CRACKDOWN

    Amid security crackdown, Xinjiang weighs cash incentive to revive tourism

    Posted May 28th 2014, 12:53pm by Andrea Chen, Reuters

    ... Xinjiang may pay tourists to visit Officials in Xinjiang are considering offering each tourist 500 yuan (HK$630) as part of an effort to revive the region's flagging tourism industry, state ... in a stadium in a city near the Kazakhstan border. Tourist intake has fallen by 40 per cent since last year, China Radio International reported. "Many tourists went skiing and skating in Xinjiang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1520261/tourists-will-be-given-500-yuan-each-visit-xinjiang-bid-boost-terror-hit
  6. News - China - SECURITY

    Politburo pushes for ethnic unity in restive Xinjiang in wake of terror attacks

    Posted May 26th 2014, 11:38pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghuizhuang@scmp.com Emphasis is placed on bilingual education and employment to achieve 'long-term peace' Politburo pushes for ethnic unity in restive Xinjiang National solidarity would be achieved in Xinjiang by promoting bilingual education, "patriotic religious practices" and interaction between ethnic groups, the Politburo said after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1519809/politburo-pushes-ethnic-unity-restive-xinjiang
  7. News - China - XINJIANG

    Global Times report on 'terrorist hometown' in Xinjiang angers locals

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:27am by Andrea Chen

    ... it called a county in Xinjiang the "hometown of terrorists". The Global Times on Monday ran a feature on Pishan, which was the home area of the four assailants blamed for an attack on an open air market in Urumqi last week that killed 39 people. Cai Yuzhi, a retired former chief editor of a newspaper in Xinjiang, wrote an open letter on social media to the Global Times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1520700/global-times-report-terrorist-hometown-xinjiang-angers-locals
  8. News - China - XINJIANG

    Police hail 'major victory' after foiling plot to launch new bomb attack in Xinjiang

    Posted May 27th 2014, 06:10pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Police claim terrorist plot foiled in Xinjiang Anti-terror police in Xinjiang claimed to have scored a “major victory” after officers swooped on a “significant terrorist group” and raided two bomb factories, according to the local Communist Party mouthpiece, the Xinjiang Daily. Police arrested five suspects who allegedly planned to bomb a crowded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1519929/police-hail-major-victory-after-foiling-plot-launch-new-bomb-attack
  9. News - China - COUNTERTERRORISM

    Xinjiang police detain five after hoard of bomb-making materials seized

    Posted May 27th 2014, 12:13pm by AFP

    ... seize 1.8 tonnes of bomb material in Xinjiang Police in China’s Xinjiang have seized 1.8 tonnes of bomb-making material and detained five people, authorities said on Tuesday, following a string of deadly attacks blamed on militants from the Muslim Uygur homeland. China at the weekend vowed a year-long crackdown on terrorism, with violence attributed to separatists from Xinjiang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1519850/5-terror-suspects-detained-xinjiang-police-seize-nearly-2-tonnes-bomb
  10. News - China - SECURITY

    Xinjiang becomes 'a major battlefield' in anti-terror campaign

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:23am by AP, AFP, Staff Reporter

    ... Xinjiang 'a battlefield' in terrorism campaign Security has been stepped up in Beijing and Xinjiang after police made their first arrest following the bloodiest attack in the restive region in years, which left 43 people dead, including four assailants. In the Xinjiang capital, Urumqi, where the attack happened, armed paramilitary police were on patrol at many locations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1519403/xinjiang-becomes-major-battlefield-anti-terror-campaign

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