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  1. Adoptive parents hand back kidnapped daughter to biological parents in ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Daily Mail

    Heartbreaking moment Chinese adoptive father hugs his daughter as he hands her back to her biological parents after discovering she had been kidnapped from them six years ago After adopting a young girl years ago, a couple from north-west China's Urumqi city had to do the unimaginable when they discovered she was a child trafficking victim. They gave their adopted daughter back to her biological parents on February 2 after finding out they had been searching for her for a number of years, reports Huanqiu .com , an affiliation of the People's Daily Online.

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  2. China's Xinjiang wants more mingling of ethnic groupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Channelnewsasia.com

    The different ethnic groups who live in China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang should make friends with each other to improve trust between them, the Chinese government's top official there was quoted as saying on Monday. A herdsman riding a horse directs a large herd of cattle, sheep and goats as they migrate to the summer pasturing areas at a mountainous region in Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, May 31, 2015.

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  3. China Executes Tajik For Drug TraffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Weekday Magazine

    Tajik Foreign Ministry officials told RFE/RL that Hasan Yusufov, 51, was executed early in the morning on January 28. Yusufov was arrested in Urumqi, the capital of China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, in 2011 and was charged with drug trafficking. All attempts by the Tajik Embassy to overturn the death sentence were fruitless, the Foreign Ministry officials said, adding that talks were under way to bring Yusufov's body home to Tajikistan.

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  4. Urumqi flights begin quietlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Bangkok Post

    Chinese tourists visit Thailand's Grand Palace. China Southern Airlines has launched a route between Bangkok and Urumqi in northwestern China.a China Southern Airlines has established the first direct air link between Bangkok and Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang region.

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  5. First direct flight links Xinjiang, BangkokRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | The Nation

    The flight is operated by China Southern Airlines between Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, and Bangkok, the airport said in a statement. Flights will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday each week, with a stopover at Lanzhou, capital of northwestern China's Gansu province.

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  6. First direct flight links Xinjiang, southeastern AsiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 24 | The Nation

    The first direct flight linking northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and a southeastern Asian country, has been launched, sources with the Urumqi international airport announced. The flight is operated by China Southern Airlines between Urumqi and and Bangkok of Thailand, the airport said in a statement.

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  7. Activist in Xinjiang Handed 19 Years in JailRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | China Digital Times

    Zhang Haitao, who is himself Han Chinese, was given 15 years for "incitement to subvert state power" and a shorter term for "providing intelligence overseas," Radio Free Asia reports. Authorities arrested Zhang on June 26 last year on less serious charges including "picking quarrels and stirring up trouble," but the charges were changed during his incarceration.

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  8. China jails Xinjiang democracy activist for 19 years: lawyerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | The China Post

    Mainland China has jailed an activist in its volatile northwestern Xinjiang region for 19 years over online posts criticizing the mainland's ruling Chinese Communist Party and interviews with overseas media, his lawyer said Friday. A court in the regional capital Urumqi found Zhang Haitao guilty of "incitement to subvert state power" and "illegally providing intelligence overseas," his lawyer Li Dunyong told AFP.

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  9. Activist in China's Troubled Xinjiang Region Is Handed 19 Years in JailRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | TIME.com

    China has handed prison sentences totaling more than 19 years to an activist in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, the home of the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic group. Zhang Haitao, who is himself Han Chinese, was given 15 years for "incitement to subvert state power" and a shorter term for "providing intelligence overseas," Radio Free Asia reports.

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  10. China jails former party chief of Xinjiang's capital for graftRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | The Japan Times

    A court in Beijing on Wednesday sentenced a former Chinese Communist Party chief of Urumqi, the capital of the violence-prone far-western region of Xinjiang, to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of corruption. Yang Gang was indicted for accepting bribes last year.

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  11. Love of film leads to dream job and Chinese romance for Sunshine Coast manRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 17 | ABC News

    Film editor Ben Holmes was a star pupil who excelled at film at Sunshine Beach High School 10 years ago, but he never thought it would lead to a life in China making world class film trailers. The 27-year-old now has a dream job with Australia's largest film distributor, Madman Entertainment, making film trailers - which are the short films that advertise feature films at the cinema.

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  12. Ukraine keen on cargo transportation through AzerbaijanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | Today.Az

    Azerbaijan's advantageous geographical position at the crossroads between East and West and developed transport infrastructure, attracts various countries, which wish to transport their cargoes through the country's territory. Alexander Zavgorodniy, the acting head of Ukrainian Railways, told Trend on January 12 that in the future, Ukraine plans to transport up to 10 million tons of cargo annually to Central Asia through Azerbaijan via Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, which is one of the most promising projects in the region.

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  13. Competitive preferential tariffs for cargo traffic via Trans-Caspian route agreedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | Today.Az

    Azerbaijan has achieved a bright milestone in its history, becoming a transport hub and increasing the cargo flow and the influx of currency into the country. The country has reached an agreement with Kazakhstan, Georgia and Ukraine on the realization of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route.

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  14. China's Xinjiang region adopts nondiscrimination rules amid ethnic violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | The Japan Times

    Herders on horses fight for a goat during a buzkashi game at a winter festival in Yining, in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China, on Sunday. The Kazakh festival included games such as horse racing, wrestling and kyz kuu .

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  15. Trains delayed after quake hits XinjiangRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2016 | Xinhuanet

    Nine trains in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have been delayed following a 5.3-magnitude earthquake in the region early Thursday morning. The earthquake, at a depth of 5 km, struck Bayingol Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture at 5:18 a.m..

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  16. China's Xinjiang to draft rules against extremism - China DailyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | The Star Online

    Legislators in China's far-western region of Xinjiang will start drafting regulations this year against religious extremism, which they blame for violent attacks in the country in recent years, the China Daily reported on Thursday. Xinjiang's legislature will also draft local implementation guidelines for a new counterterrorism law, which the National People's Congress passed in December, the newspaper said.

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  17. Direct flight to link Urumqi, BangkokRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2016 | China Daily

    China Southern Airlines will launch an air route between Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and Bangkok of Thailand, ahead of the Spring Festival, the company said on Wednesday. The flight will transit at Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, and it will be the first international direct flight linking Xinjiang with a southeast Asian country, according to the company.

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  18. Direct flight to link Urumqi, BangkokRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2016 | Xinhuanet

    China Southern Airlines will launch an air route between Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and Bangkok of Thailand, ahead of the Spring Festival, the company said on Wednesday. The flight will transit at Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, and it will be the first international direct flight linking Xinjiang with a southeast Asian country, according to the company.

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  19. INSIGHT-Xinjiang cotton at crossroads of China's new Silk RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | Reuters

    Ethnic Uighur customers select goats at a fair on a street in Aksu, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in this July 21, 2013 file photo. An ethnic Uighur woman pushes her fruit stall while her child lies in it along a street in Asku, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in this June 14, 2012 file photo.

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  20. Xinjiang pilots cross-border RMB borrowing bizRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2016 | Xinhuanet

    The People's Bank of China has approved two border areas in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to pilot cross-border renminbi borrowing. According to the central bank's interim measure, businesses in the economic development zones in Kashgar and Horgos will be able to borrow RMB loans from institutional and private lenders from abroad to finance projects in all four prefectures in southern Xinjiang including Kashgar, Hotan, Kizilsu and Aksu.

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