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  1. Communist Party chief at time of deadly 2009 riots in Western Chinese ...Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    Li Zhi, pictured in on September 3, 2009, begging a crowd of protesters in Urumqi to disperse and avoid further violence. Photo: Xinhua The former Communist Party boss of the western Chinese city of Urumqi at the time of deadly ethnic clashes in 2009 has been expelled from the party and faces prosecution for corruption, the official state news service reported.

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  2. Hunger strikes: Turkish protest of China's fasting ban enters fifth dayRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

    Turkish nationalists burn a Chinese flag, during a protest to denounce China's treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims, in front of the Chinese consulate in Istanbul, on July 5, 2015. Nearly 2,000 people gathered in Istanbul's northernmost Sariyer district Sunday marched to the Chinese consulate to protest what they consider to be discrimination against China's Muslim population.

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  3. China Focus: Inland provinces boosting employment in XinjiangRead the original story

    Sunday | Xinhuanet

    A year ago when Weli Amet decided to leave Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China to work in a shoe factory in the south, he was unsure of the choice. Weli, 24, never went to high school and doesn't speak mandarin.

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  4. Xinjiang earthquake kills 3, injures 71Read the original story

    Friday Jul 3 | Xinhuanet

    Three people were killed and 71 others injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Friday morning. The quake rocked Pishan County of Hotan Prefecture at 9:07 a.m., with the epicenter recorded at 37.6 degrees north and 78.2 degrees east, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center .

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  5. Major quake in China claims three livesRead the original story

    Friday Jul 3 | Newkerala.com

    Three people were killed and 43 others injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that rocked northwest China's Xinjiang region on Friday, media reported. The ministry of civil affairs on Friday evening revised the toll down to three from the previously announced six, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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  6. Deathtoll in Xinjiang earthquake revised down to threeRead the original story

    Friday Jul 3 | Xinhuanet

    The deathtoll of a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that struck China's northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has been revised down to three, from previously announced six, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said in the evening of Friday. Over 66,000 people have been relocated.

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  7. China issues emergency alert for quake-hit XinjiangRead the original story

    Friday Jul 3 | Xinhuanet

    Chinese authorities have initiated a grade-IV emergency response to a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that killed six people in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Friday. The quake rocked Pishan County at 9:07 a.m., with its epicenter recorded at 37.6 degrees north latitude and 78.2 degrees east longitude.

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  8. 6 killed in strong Earthquake in China's XinjiangRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | India.com

    Beijing, Jul 3 : Six people were killed and 48 others injured when a 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted China's northwestern Xinjiang province today, authorities said. The earthquake hit Xinjiang's Hotan Prefecture, the China Earthquake Networks Centre said.

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  9. Four dead, 48 injured as earthquke hits XinjiangRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | China Daily

    Four people have been confirmed dead and 48 others injured in a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Friday morning. The quake rocked Pishan County of Hotan Prefecture at 9:07 a.m., with the epicenter recorded at 37.6 degrees north latitude and 78.2 degrees east longitude, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center .

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  10. Earthquake Kills 4 in China's XinjiangRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Voice of America

    A Chinese state-run news outlet says at least four people were killed Friday when a strong earthquake hit the country's northwest region of Xinjiang. The Xinhua news agency says the magnitude 6.5 earthquake injured at least 48 others and damaged or destroyed an unspecified number of homes.

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  11. FarWestChina's Josh Summers on New Travel Guide and Life in XinjiangRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | China Digital Times

    As mounting violence in recent years has led to an ongoing security crackdown in Xinjiang , the diverse northwestern region of China has increasingly become a focus in Western media reports. Central authorities work hard to manage the media narrative on the sensitive region by restricting journalists' access to certain areas and harassing foreign reporters who visit, issuing a steady flow of censorship directives related to specific incidents , and insisting that domestic outlets follow state media's lead in their coverage.

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  12. The donkey rider vs. The dragonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    Prime Minister Ahmet DavutoAYlu lives the difficult life of fiction heroes. The tiny Turkish superman is fighting evil in every corner of a world populated by an increasing number of evil men.

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  13. Heavy-goods makers' exports upRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 2 | China Daily

    Wind power generation has seen rapid growth in recent years in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and its wind turbines have been sold to 14 countries. [Photo/China Daily] China's national initiative to revive the ancient intercontinental Silk Road trade routes is being welcomed by equipment manufacturers in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, many of which are keen to expand their reach into markets in Central Asia, and Russia.

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  14. China upset with Turkey's concern on Ramadan restrictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Daily Star

    Armed police officers stand guard near the Erdaoqiao Bazaar in Urumqi, western China's Xinjiang province Saturday, June 29, 2013. JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT BEIJING: China's Foreign Ministry denied restricting religious freedom Wednesday in a sharp response to Turkey for voicing concern over reports that ethnic Uighur Muslims had been banned from worship and fasting during Ramadan.

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  15. The New Silk Road: For the Riches or the Wretches?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | The Huffington Post

    When China announced its $46 billion investment to develop a "silk road" through Pakistan, the world looked east with a combination of incredulity and alarm to China's economic prowess. China's investment package is the largest Pakistan has received since 2008--much larger than any largess the US has provided in the past decade.

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  16. Ning Jing replaced with a cartoon CACTUS in Divas Hit the RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Daily Mail

    A Chinese celebrity was covered up by bizarre cartoon pictures during a reality television show because she was wearing a headscarf. Actress Ning Jing, 43, was replaced by a large cartoon cactus during Saturday's episode of Divas Hit The Road, and given a pink helmet and spiky yellow hair at other points in the programme.

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  17. Senior Uygur official in China's restive Xinjiang province investigated for graftRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | NEWS.com.au

    Riot police take part in a security drill in Urumqi. Hundreds of people have been killed in the region in the past few years, most in violence between Uygurs and ethnic majority Han Chinese.

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  18. Domestic tourism boom for China with growing middle classRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Chinese tourists ride on camels through the sand dunes on the outskirts of Dunhuang in China's northwest Gansu province. DUNHUANG: China's growing middle class has led to a boom in domestic tourism and investment in infrastructure is expected to drive the growth even further.

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  19. Senior Uighur official investigated for graft in China's XinjiangRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Channelnewsasia.com

    A senior ethnic Uighur official in China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang is being investigated for suspected serious "discipline violations", the Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said on Sunday, using a euphemism for corruption. This picture taken on Sep 4, 2009 shows a general view of downtown Urumqi, in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.

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  20. Wooing Islamists with a beer festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | The Economist

    IN CHINA'S far western region of Xinjiang, the authorities are fearful. What they call terrorist attacks carried out by Uighurs, a Muslim ethnic group that regards Xinjiang as its homeland, have killed 400 people in the past couple of years.

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