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July 2009 Ürümqi Riots

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.

Monday, 1 August, 2011, 12:00am

Job security for Urumqi soldiers

More than 150 soldiers who helped quell ethnic unrest in Urumqi in the summer will be rewarded with jobs in the civil service after they leave the army.

26 Nov 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

Latest Urumqi unrest weighs on party boss

The latest unrest in Urumqi has turned up the heat on Xinjiang Communist Party boss Wang Lequan , nicknamed 'the stability secretary' because of his obsession with keeping a lid on trouble.

5 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Paramilitary force in show of strength after Urumqi riots

About 1,100 members of Urumqi's paramilitary force lined up under a sweltering sun on Tuesday as officials vowed to maintain order.

The show of strength came as state media reported that more than 250 more people had been arrested in connection with the ethnic riots in the city this month.

30 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Keeping region open to media crucial, experts say

The decision to allow independent media to stay in Urumqi was correct and it was crucial that Beijing kept Xinjiang open to world media, experts said yesterday.

As of last night, reporters were allowed to stay in the city even as armed police and soldiers patrolled the streets, and there were reports of some confrontations between Han and Uygurs.

9 Jul 2009 - 12:00am