Six members of China's Uighur minority tried to hijack a plane flying from a restive city in the far-western Xinjiang region on Friday but crew members and passengers thwarted them, authorities said.
Courts in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang have sentenced four people to death for violence in two cities over the summer which left 32 people dead, a government website said.
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China on Monday blamed Muslim separatist "terrorists" trained in neighbouring Pakistan for an outbreak of deadly violence and imposed heavy security in a bid to prevent further unrest.
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When China designated its latest special economic zone earlier this year in Yili, in the northwestern province of Xinjiang on the border with Kazakhstan, much of the necessary infrastructure was in place.
Dozens of children were hurt, seven of them seriously, after a stampede Monday at a primary school in China's far-western Xinjiang region, state media reported.
Vietnam’s entry in Miss International Beauty 2009 edged out 59 other contestants to take home the crown in the northeastern Chinese city of Daqing, on August 1
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Female Vietnamese artists will take part in the 2010 World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships due to begin in Urumqi, China, on July 17.
They are Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu, Nguyen Thi Huyen, Nguyen Thanh Thao and Doan Thi Huong Giang. They flew to Urumqi on July 13 for training and warm-up exercises.
The competition offers a good chance for the Vietnamese artists to prepare for the 16th Asian Games.
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A Uighur man was stabbed to death in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, a sign of lingering tensions after a factory brawl last summer sparked bloody ethnic riots in Xinjiang, a newspaper said on Saturday.
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China on Tuesday executed a British citizen caught smuggling heroin, the British Foreign Office said, in a move quickly condemned by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
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A Chinese court sentenced five more people to death for their part in bloody ethnic rioting earlier this year in Urumqi, the capital of far western Xinjiang region, a local government spokeswoman said on Thursday.
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A Chinese court on Thursday handed out a further five death sentences to people convicted of murder and other crimes during ethnic rioting in the far western Xinjiang region in July in which almost 200 people died.
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Chinese forces have launched a "strike hard" security campaign in the restless far western region of Xinjiang, vowing to wipe out lawlessness and "change the face" of the public security situation there.
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BEIJING - Mysterious needle attacks have spread to new cities in China's restive far-western region of Xinjiang, the China Daily said on Friday, although once again the assaults appear to be a mix of real and imagined.
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URUMQI - China's troubled far-western city of Urumqi has spelt out potential punishments for spreading rumors after days of sometimes deadly unrest and panic about reported syringe attacks that fanned ethnic tensions.
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