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China says Islamist militants kill pro-Beijing imam in Xinjiang

Three suspected Islamist militants armed with knives and axes killed the imam of China's biggest mosque in the western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, the authorities said, days after a knife-wielding gang attacked state buildings in the same region.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

China says pro-government imam murdered in NW

The state media report late Thursday was the first official confirmation of the murder of Jume Tahir at dawn Wednesday, the latest in a string of increasingly violent and brazen acts targeting government supporters and institutions.

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CSIRO Publishing

Drought tolerances of three stem-succulent halophyte species of an inland semiarid salt lake system

Victoria A. Marchesini A C , Chuanhua Yin B , Timothy D. Colmer A and Erik J. Veneklaas A A School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

ABC News

Chinese Minority Scholar Indicted for Separatism

An outspoken Chinese minority scholar was indicted on separatism charges Wednesday amid a renewed flare-up of bloody anti-government violence in the country's far west.

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The Miami Herald

Chinese minority scholar indicted for separatism

An outspoken Chinese minority scholar has been indicted on separatism charges amid continuing anti-government violence in the country's far west.

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Asia Times

Dozens of Uyghurs killed in Xinjiang clashes

Dozens of Uyghurs killed in Xinjiang clashes By Radio Free Asia Chinese police in northwestern China's troubled Xinjiang region have shot dead dozens of knife and axe-wielding ethnic minority Uyghur Muslims who went on a rampage, apparently angry over restrictions during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and the cold-blooded killing of a family of ... (more)

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

CNN

Report: Dozens killed, injured in China terror attack

A gang wielding knives and axes attacked civilians, a police station, government offices and smashed vehicles in a restive region of China, the country's state-run Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday, citing local police.

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NEWS.com.au

Police shoot dead dozens of attackers during mob violence in Xinjiang

Armed gang attack a police station in Elixku, Kashgar prefecture, before moving to nearby Huangdi township attacking civilians as they passed Police in Xinjiang shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the westerly Xinjiang region, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday, ... (more)

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Xinhuanet

China Focus: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr in China

Millions of Muslims across China have been celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

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Newsday

Xinjiang violence 'kills 13 people'

A Chinese official says 13 people were killed on Monday in the latest outbreak of violence in the western region of Xinjiang.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

China imposes airline-like restrictions on bus passengers in Xinjiang capital

China has banned bus passengers in the capital of western Xinjiang region from carrying items ranging from cigarette lighters to yogurt, state media said on Friday, in the latest effort by authorities to prevent violent attacks.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

China Digital Times

How China Dismantled the Uyghur Internet

" Trapped in a Virtual Cage: Chinese State Repression of Uyghurs Online ," a recent report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project , surveys restrictions on Uyghur-language Internet content to show how "Chinese authorities have exerted effective control over how Uyghurs seek, receive and impart information online."

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Wall Street Journal

Run Like Hell: China Releases New Anti-Terror...

What do you do when someone in a skull-and-bones sweatshirt and ski mask lunges at you with a knife while carrying a bomb under his arm? Don't panic.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Chinese Life Beyond Beijing

Traveling in China's heavily Islamic, far-western region of Xinjiang a few years ago, I stopped on a whim to get a haircut before boarding a flight from the capital, Urumqi, back to Shanghai.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Xinhuanet

Fire sweeps through factories in Xinjiang

Hundreds of people were evacuated Monday morning after a fire swept through several factories and a residential building in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Suria

US raises rights with China in...

The United States said Thursday it raised concerns with China about human rights in the Xinjiang region after activists voiced outrage over a meeting between the two powers on counterterrorism.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

AlertNet

Chinese city bans, destroys matches to fight terror

A city in China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang has banned matches and destroyed more than 20,000 boxes of them as part of efforts to fight terror attacks, a state-run newspaper said.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Asia News Network

Terror attacks stifle Uygur businesses

The businesses of Uygur entrepreneurs in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, especially in traditional Uygur foods, have suffered serious setbacks since the series of terrorist attacks that happened this year, businessmen said, who jointly condemned the violent acts.

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AlertNet

China's Guangdong offers big rewards for terrorism informants

Police in China's southern Guangdong province are offering up to $80,000 for tips about terrorism suspects and potential attacks, state media said on Sunday, announcing some of the biggest rewards yet in a nationwide "anti-terror" campaign.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

China's west jails 32 people for terror content

Courts in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang sentenced 32 people to prison, three of them for life, for terror charges stemming from downloading and spreading violent Internet content that authorities have blamed for inspiring a recent string of deadly attacks, state media said Friday.

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