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Ürümqi

Spreading ethnically sensitive views now a crime in Xinjiang

A new law in Xinjiang makes it a criminal offence to produce or spread information that could jeopardise ethnic solidarity.

Thursday, 31 December, 2009, 12:00am

Xinjiang to lift blackout in 'gradual and orderly' way

The regional government of Xinjiang announced yesterday that the communications blackout imposed in the wake of the July 5 ethnic clashes will gradually be lifted.

30 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Urumqi remains divided by fear and mistrust

Nearly half a year since deadly ethnic riots hit the Xinjiang regional capital, Urumqi , hatred and fear between Han Chinese and the Uygur minority keep the city deeply divided.

22 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

The deep roots of Uygurs' frustration

Three months after the worst ethnic violence in Xinjiang for 12 years, tens of thousands of troops remain on duty in cities across the region that accounts for one-sixth of China's land area. The transport of security forces from different provinces was so large that it caused cancellations and delays of civil air flights.

11 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

1,300 petition Beijing

More than 1,300 Hong Kong journalists and journalism professors and students have signed a petition demanding Beijing vindicate four of their colleagues who were treated roughly by mainland police when covering stories.

30 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Hu busy at UN ahead of G20

15 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Uygur nightmare

For the Uygurs there are three 'butchers of Xinjiang' - the Kuomintang general who controlled it before world war two, Wang Zhen after 1949 and Wang Lequan. In the name of 'stability' they have lost the hearts of the people.'

10 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Even foreigners in Urumqi can't avoid being affected by events

Erwin Sotelo, a Filipino singer-guitarist, doesn't understand why the government banned all internet access and long-distance calls in Urumqi . He has not been able to contact his family in the Philippines since the Han Chinese took to the streets to protest against the random attacks with syringes a week ago. 'My family must be worrying,'' he said.

9 Sep 2009 - 12:00am