Hu busy at UN ahead of G20Tuesday, 15 September, 2009, 12:00am
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
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
The sacking of Urumqi's Communist Party Secretary Li Zhi yesterday, a rare move in response to public protests, reflects the gravity of the situation facing the central government in Xinjiang.6 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
Xinjiang police have sent a text message to Urumqi residents warning them to watch out for syringe attacks.
The message was sent out several days ago in response to incidents that have emerged in the past week involving harmful injections, said two police officers who answered telephone inquiries.3 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
Xinjiang is pulling out all stops to lure tourists back to the famous Silk Road region in the wake of the deadly ethnic clashes earlier this month.
Airlines, hotels and tourist attractions will cut rates by up to 50 per cent to encourage travellers, according to the Tourism Bureau of Xinjiang.27 Jul 2009 - 12:00am