East Turkestan Independence Movement

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Constitutional and mainland affairs chief Raymond Tam Chi-yuen bemoans filibustering

Tuesday, 15 May, 2012, 12:00am

6 Uygurs named as terrorists by security ministry

The Ministry of Public Security branded six Uygurs as 'terrorists' on Thursday, accusing them of being involved in terrorist training camps and of organising attacks in the restive Xinjiang region, while dubbing them key members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM).

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Xinjiang violence nothing to fuss about, official says

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

Crackdown on crime ahead of trade show

Xinjiang police have started a two-month crackdown on crime to boost security ahead of an international trade convention in the restive autonomous region later this month and October's National Day celebrations, it was reported yesterday.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


Sixty years ago, when a group of friends decided to stage a mini-film festival in an outer Melbourne suburb, little did they know it would become Australia's largest film festival, a 17-day winter highlight for more than 200,000 people.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Attackers were 'trained in Pakistan'

Local authorities said yesterday that Muslim extremists trained in Pakistan masterminded one of two deadly attacks over the weekend in restive Xinjiang, which left six victims and five assailants dead.

A police investigation found that organisers of Sunday's attack had learnt gun- and bomb-making skills at a terrorist camp in Pakistan, the Kashgar city government said.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Concentrate on rights, not development

Analysts are calling for Beijing to revamp its strategy of keeping Xinjiang under control, urging the central leadership to shift from its heavy focus on economic development to giving more respect to minority culture and religion.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Turkestan terrorists feared back inside China

Public security officials say they have seen signs that terrorists belonging to the East Turkestan independence movement have sneaked back into China through Central Asia.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

Pakistan says Xinjiang terror group broken

Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik said yesterday that it had 'broken the back' of a Muslim terrorist group that China has accused of masterminding attacks in Xinjiang .

8 May 2010 - 12:00am

Appointment hints at focus on conciliation

The reshuffle of the top leadership in Xinjiang has come both as a surprise and no surprise. The removal of Wang Lequan, known as the 'Emperor of Xinjiang' for his iron-fisted rule and for his fiery rhetoric, has been well expected following the deadly ethnic violence last July, which left nearly 200 dead, and the hypodermic needle attack scares in September.

26 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

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.

31 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

Cultural clubs

Don't be surprised if, in years to come, 2009 goes down as the year that the cultural wars between China and the West started in earnest. At Christmas parties, it is possible to hear Western businessmen, officials and diplomats crying into their Chardonnay with despairing us-versus-them abandon.

15 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Campaign to 'strike hard' at Xinjiang rioters

Police have stepped up their anti-terrorism clampdown in Xinjiang , launching a 'strike hard' campaign to revive a manhunt for suspects involved in deadly rioting in July.

4 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

China sinks in popularity


Australian feelings towards China are cooling, a survey found. A survey by the Lowy Institute found half of Australians thought there was too much Chinese trade in their country. Roughly 46 per cent said the country should try to limit China's power.


19 Oct 2009 - 12:00am