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Local news for Urumqi, China continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

9 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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

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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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Fri Jul 11, 2014

South China Morning Post

Expelled economic adviser and ex-Urumqi chief Yang Gang may be prosecuted for graft

The deputy director of the advisory body's economic panel was tossed out of the Communist Party for taking big bribes A former deputy director of the economic panel of the country's top political advisory body has been handed over to the judicial system seven months after the Communist Party investigated and expelled him.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

AlertNet

China sentences 32 in Xinjiang for "terror" videos

China sentenced 32 people in its western Xinjiang region to prison terms for downloading or sending "violent terror" videos, state media said, as authorities crackdown on people they say are Islamists and separatists behind recent attacks.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

South China Morning Post

Shenzhen resident receives reward for anti-terror tip

The suspect, who Xinjiang police said was involved in terrorist activities, was reported to Shenzhen police only hours after he arrived in the city Paramilitary policemen in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, stand guard after explosives attack hit downtown Urumqi in late May. Photo: Reuters A resident from Shenzhen has become the first person in the ... (more)

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Asia News Network

Online videos help trigger terror attacks

Terrorists convicted for a brutal assault last year had watched hours of dangerous online vidoes and listened to audio tracks from the Internet.

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AlertNet

China's crackdown in restive Xinjiang nets 400 suspects

China has taken down more than 40 groups it calls "violent terror gangs" and arrested more than 400 people in its restive western region of Xinjiang since authorities began a crackdown in May, state media said on Monday.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Brandon Sun

17 miners die after gas explosion at coal mine in western China traps them underground

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, miner Duan Xukang receives a treatment at a hospital in Fukang City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, after being rescued following a gas explosion at a coal mine in western China, Sunday, July 6, 2014.

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