Overcrowded hospitals in northwest Iran struggled to cope with thousands of earthquake victims yesterday as rescuers raced to reach remote villages after two powerful quakes killed nearly 300 people.Monday, 13 August, 2012, 8:50am
Courts in the restive western region of Xinjiang have sentenced 20 ethnic Uygurs to jail for up to 15 years for terrorism and separatist crimes, as local authorities continue stepped-up efforts to maintain stability ahead of a key party congress this autumn.15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm
A top Xinjiang official and National People's Congress deputy says it is normal for an area with ethnic tensions to have rioting like the region has seen in recent years.
Li Zhi, deputy chief of the autonomous region's people's congress since 2008, made his remarks on the sidelines of the annual NPC session on Monday in response to questions about events in the region.7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
At least 10 people were hacked to death when mobs went on the rampage in the restive Xinjiang region yesterday evening, state media reported.
They attacked at about 6pm on Xingfu Street in Yecheng, Kashgar prefecture, witnesses were quoted as saying by Xinhua, adding that numerous others were injured.29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Ink-and-colour paintings illuminated with gold (including Blessings 10, left) by Sun Guangyi that are evocative of the Buddhist paintings at ancient sites such as Dunhuang. Tue-Sat, 9.30am- 6.30pm, Sun, 1.30pm-6.30pm, Sin Sin Fine Art, 53-54 Sai St, Central. Inquiries: 2858 5072. Ends Feb 101 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Stanley Wong Ping-Pui's (aka anothermountainman) photographs of Chinese characters taken around the world over the past 15 years (eg, Kanzi 9) and the desert landscape around Dunhuang. Today-Sun, 11am-8pm, Future Industries Gallery, 21/F Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D'Aguilar St, Central. Inquiries: 6343 9903. Ends Dec 1814 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Traveling the Silk Road by Mark Norell, Denise Patry Leidy and the American Museum of Natural History Sterling Signature
If nothing else this book, Traveling the Silk Road - Ancient Pathway to the Modern World, leaves the reader with a new appreciation for camels.11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Qujiang new district, known as Xian's cultural core, is seeking to raise money in Hong Kong to strengthen its role as a cultural hub for western China. At a ceremony yesterday, 21 projects were signed for total investment of 23 billion yuan (HK$28 billion).27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Beijing has revealed details of its plan to fast-track special economic zones in two border cities in Xinjiang under its campaign of economic development to ease ethnic tensions in the far-western region.9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Police in Henan province yesterday made a public apology for failing to detect a sex-slave scandal which has sparked a panic over public safety.
Guo Congbin, director of the public security bureau of Luoyang city in Henan, told a press conference that four district police officials had been suspended from duty for negligence, Xinhua reported.25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am