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Aug 3, 2004

Uighur Nationalists Have Peaceful, Violent Wings; Deciding Who Is a Threat 'Omar Is Not a Bomb Thrower'

Jul 15, 2004

THE GOVERNMENT OF China did everything it could to prevent Erkin Alptekin, the 65-year-old leader of a new exile group dedicated to self-determination for a region in northwest China, from visiting the United States recently. In lobbying the State Department and the White House to deny entry to Alptekin, China's embassy accused his organization, the World Uyghur Congress, of planning "terrorist activities aimed at splitting China."

Jun 30, 2004

Erkin Alptekin, recently elected as President of the World Uyghur Congress, visits the United States.

Jun 21, 2004

One observance of the Tiananmen anniversary, in Washington over Memorial Day, brought new lessons about China. This was the fourth national convention of the Uighur American Association (UAA).

Oct 9, 2001

The State appears to have adjusted its timetable for the kick-off of the long-awaited west-east natural gas transmission project after concluding that more work is needed to tap the potential market and finalize joint venture talks with global oil conglomerates.

Oct 6, 2001

Sinopec, China's second largest oil company, is expected to take up 5 percent of rival PetroChina's interests in the west-east gas pipeline.

Apr 18, 2001

PetroChina is trying to lure the world's top three oil majors to invest in a $5.4 billion gas trunkline by offering equity production at one of China's largest gas fields, industry officials said on Wednesday.

Jan 21, 2001

China will build a 10 billion yuan ($1.21 billion) gas pipeline
to link the resource- rich western region of Xinjiang with eastern Shanghai
as part of the government's efforts to give priority to developing western
China, the Xinhua news agency said.

Jan 19, 2001

Urumqi, China -- A natural gas field discovered in the Tarim Basin of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is estimated to hold reserves of 3 trillion cubic meters, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing unnamed officials from the Tarim Oil Field Corp.

Dec 7, 2000

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region will become
the nation's second largest oil production center and largest natural gas
production center by the year 2005.


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