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China's new mental health law to make it harder for authorities to silence petitioners

More than 9 per cent of Xinjiang's population live with mental illness, a top doctor in Urumqi (above) has said. Photo: SCMP Pictures

The director of Xinjiang's largest mental health institution has welcomed a new law, which went into effect on Wednesday, banning involuntary inpatient treatment for many people deemed mentally ill. 

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Briefs, November 19, 2012

Five children 'found dead in dumpster'

19 Nov 2012 - 4:30am

Two plane hijacking gang members die

Two of the six Uygur men who allegedly attempted to hijack a passenger plane in restive Xinjiang on Friday have died, state media reported yesterday.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

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Mainland architect collects top award

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Trade push for restive Xinjiang

Further opening up the economy of Xinjiang and boosting its trade with neighbouring countries are the keys to the region's rapid development, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang said yesterday as he opened the first China-Eurasia Expo in the regional capital, Urumqi .

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

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Palates poised for China Wine Awards

1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

High alert ahead of Xinjiang expo

Airports in several major mainland cities have been placed on the second-highest security alert level since Sunday amid rumours of planned suicide attacks in the restive region of Xinjiang , where a high-level trade fair will be held this week.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Finger-pointing over fatal clash

Xinjiang authorities said Monday's attack on a police station in Hotan that killed four people was an act of terrorism, but overseas Uygur groups alleged that police opened fire on peaceful protesters, killing at least 20.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

3 killed, 80 hurt as train hits bus

At least three people were killed and 80 others, mostly schoolchildren, were injured when a speeding train hit a fully loaded bus in Urumqi yesterday.

Xinhua quoted one witness, restaurant owner Ma Shuhua, as saying the public bus smashed through railway barriers and stopped on the tracks just after 9am after its driver lost control.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am