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Sep 30, 2004

A long way from his homeland, the singer Sultan Kurash is a potent voice for the plight of the Uyghur people

Aug 17, 2004

BEIJING - Shixi Oilfield, China's largest desert oilfield in the Xinjiang
Uygur Autonomous Region, has gone into full operation and is expected to
produce more than a million tons of oil by the end of the year.

Aug 14, 2004

At the National People's Congress meeting this week in Beijing, Chinese
legislators discussed the need to build up a strategic oil reserve. The head
of one of China's state-run oil firms presented the proposal, citing crude
oil reserves as a necessary economic safeguard against fluctuations in world
oil prices, reported Xinhua.

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.

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