Uygurs arrested after hijack attempt

Six Uygurs, some disguised as disabled passengers, tried to hijack a plane yesterday shortly after it took off from Hotan in Xinjiang on a flight to the autonomous region's capital.

Saturday, 30 June, 2012, 12:00am

Ten hacked to death in Kashgar rampage

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

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Chief executive expounds on leadership

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Xinjiang police 'shot dead 14 thugs'

Xinjiang authorities said yesterday that 14 'thugs' were shot dead by police and four arrested during Monday's 'terrorist attack' on a police station in Hotan, raising the death toll in the clash to 18.

The four previously acknowledged killed at the Nuerbage police station were a paramilitary police officer, a police assistant and two civilians.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Uygurs charged over protest on religion

Prosecutors in Xinjiang have charged 14 Uygurs, including three teenagers, with 'instigating and splitting the nation', a human rights group said yesterday.

28 May 2008 - 12:00am

Wealthy urged to help the poor

A SENIOR Chinese leader has urged well-off private entrepreneurs to help their poor fellow countrymen to narrow the gap between the rich and the poor and to reach the goal of common prosperity.

Li Ruihuan, a Politburo member and chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said the rich should be encouraged to make donations to the poor.

13 Feb 1995 - 12:00am