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Chinese authorities in Xinjiang vowed on Wednesday to execute people involved in violent killings during protests in the north-western region, as Hu Jintao, the president, cut short his stay at the G8 summit in Italy to rush home to take charge of the crisis.

July 8, 2009

Uighur community leaders in Central Asia have reacted with fury to the deadly riots in their ancestral Xinjiang region of China, even as governments in the ex-Soviet states refuse to interfere.

July 8, 2009

Turkey's prime minister called for an end to "savagery" in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang that has killed at least 156 people, including many minority Uighurs who share ethnic bonds with Turks.

July 8, 2009

Ethnic conflict has exposed the Communist Party's vulnerabilities.

July 8, 2009

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today
issued the following statement regarding reports of the deadly riots
in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

July 8, 2009

Chinese President Hu Jintao, who on July 7, 2009 abruptly left the G8 Summit in Italy to return to Beijing to cope with the Xinjiang protests, should break with past practice and acknowledge Uighurs’ grievances, Human Rights Watch said today.

July 8, 2009

ICT regrets the bloodshed and loss of life and strongly condemns the Chinese government sanctioned and disproportionate use of violence against Uyghur protestors.

July 8, 2009

A few steps past the shattered glass, warped metal and other remains of a Muslim Uighur restaurant, Ye Erkeng and his family are in hiding.

July 8, 2009

The passionate anger of weekend riots gave way to cold bitterness on both sides of the ethnic divide in China's strife-torn Muslim region of Xinjiang on Thursday, and was likely to last long after the troops go.

July 8, 2009

Only days after the tension in Iran began to abate following mass street rallies where tens of demonstrators were killed by the security forces, now the world is witnessing another tragedy in China’s Xinjiang region, home to 8 million Uighur Turks.

July 8, 2009

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