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Sep 10, 2009

Two months after a bloodbath, inter-ethnic relations remain on a short fuse

Sep 9, 2009

A landmark in the restive city of Urumqi is to be demolished on the orders of the Chinese Communist Party because it bears the name of an alleged Uighur secessionist.

Sep 9, 2009

Officials seek to tone down reports of mass syringe strikes after fear sweeps city

Sep 9, 2009

Urumqi is a city cut off from the outside world. There has been no Internet access for two months. Phone links in or out of the region are sporadic. Text messaging is limited.

Sep 8, 2009

China is waging an "unprecedented offensive" against human right lawyers who seek justice for anyone opposing the power of the ruling Communist Party, legal experts and civil rights groups have warned.

Sep 8, 2009

As leader of the volatile far western Xinjiang territory for 15 years, Wang Lequan is the closest China has to a regional strongman.

Sep 8, 2009

China’s leadership has lost face over the spate of needle attacks in the far western Chinese city of Urumqi, the South China Morning Post said yesterday.

Sep 8, 2009

When the Zhang family's more than 150 wedding guests gathered at the Phoenix Hall restaurant in Urumqi on Saturday night, there was one main topic of conversation: Will he stay or will he go?

Sep 8, 2009

Wang Lequan, the Communist Party chief of China’s Xinjiang region, ordered more than 7,000 government officials to walk door-to-door in the city of Urumqi to ease tensions after rioting last week killed five people and left 14 injured, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Sep 8, 2009

China's troubled far-western city of Urumqi has spelt out potential punishments for spreading rumours after days of sometimes deadly unrest and panic about reported syringe attacks that fanned ethnic tensions.

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