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Tombs bear secrets of 2,000-year old Tibetan kingdom


August 24th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, Aug 24 (IANS) Four tombs unearthed in Tibet are believed to contain relics from an ancient Tibetan kingdom that thrived more than 2,000 years ago. The tombs, found in ... Read more...

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China issues sandstorm alert


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China's meteorological authorities Sunday issued a low-level alert against sandstorms that are expected to hit the country's northwest regions.China has a four-colour coded warning system, ... Read more...

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World’s first handmade cloned sheep produced in China


April 20th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) Chinese scientists in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have produced the world's first transgenic sheep with a simplified technique of Handmade Cloning. The project, completed March ... Read more...

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China to recruit 8,000 police officers


January 31st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) China will recruit 8,000 police officers to boost security in its western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, authorities said.Their tasks include patrolling, management of the migrant population ... Read more...

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1,300 exploited kids rescued in China


January 15th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) As many as 1,332 children belonging to China's Xinjiang region who were lured by criminal gangs to larger cities and forced into petty crimes like stealing ... Read more...

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Xinjiang beckons Indian filmmakers


November 3rd, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Cashing in on the popularity of Bollyood films and stars like Shah Rukh Khan in China, Nur Bekri, governor of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous ... Read more...

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Xinjiang governor to build business links with India


November 1st, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Signaling an emerging Track II process in India-China relations, Nur Bekri, governor of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Thursday begins a four-day visit aimed ... Read more...

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China cracks down on pornography


October 21st, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) Police in China have launched a crackdown in different parts of the country as part of their anti-pornography drive, arresting 69 people and seizing thousands of ... Read more...

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Rainstorms, floods affect 3.8 mn in China


August 17th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Over 3.8 million people have been affected by a recent wave of rain storms and floods that hit various parts of China and left at least ... Read more...

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Moderate earthquake destroys homes, injures dozens in northwest China


August 12th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by BNO News
KASHI, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate earthquake struck northwestern China on early Thursday evening, seismologists and government officials said, destroying scores of homes and injuring more than two dozen people.The 5.8-magnitude ... Read more...

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Be vigilant against Pakistan-trained terrorists: Chinese daily


August 2nd, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) The leaders of the group which carried out an attack that left six civilians dead in Xinjiang learned terror techniques in Pakistan, said a Chinese daily ... Read more...

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China blames terrorists trained in Pakistan for Xinjiang attack (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China Monday blamed terrorists trained in Pakistan for an attack in its Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region that left six dead and 15 injured. An expert said ... Read more...

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China blames Pakistan trained terrorists for Xinjiang attack


August 1st, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China Monday blamed terrorists trained in Pakistan for an attack in its Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region that left six dead and 15 injured.State-run Xinhua news agency ... Read more...

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China plans a new Silk Road


April 15th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) China plans to build a "New Silk Road" that will traverse through Central Asia and head for Europe to facilitate trade, an official said.Construction ... Read more...

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18 die as coach plunges into gorge in China


March 11th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) At least 18 people died and 23 were injured after a bus coach plunged into a deep narrow gorge Friday morning in China, local rescuers said.The ... Read more...

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China to build airport in desert


February 12th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 12 (IANS) China plans to build an airport in a desert to benefit oil exploration, a media report said.The Civil Aviation Administration of China plans to build an airport in ... Read more...

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Chinese cops offer money to netizens to hunt criminals


December 26th, 2010 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) In an effort to curb crime, Chinese police have started offering money to encourage internet users to inform about suspected criminals.Earlier this month, the public security bureau in ... Read more...

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China to explore deep space


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) China will set up its own deep space communication network in three to five years which will help in the exploration of the solar system, a top scientist ... Read more...

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China offers free HIV tests


October 2nd, 2010 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) Health centres in a Chinese province are now offering tests for HIV/AIDS free of charge in a bid to control the spread of the disease.People in the northwestern ... Read more...

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Chinese airline involved in crash suspends operations


August 26th, 2010 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS) The company whose aircraft was involved in Tuesday's deadly crash which killed 42 people and injured 54 has decided to cancel all its flights for safety reviews, officials ... Read more...

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Best shooting in the world claim during Sino-Pak joint anti-terror drill


July 5th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing July 5 (ANI): Pakistani and Chinese troops taking part in the ongoing anti-terror drill being held at a training base of the Lanzhou Military Command, which guards the Xinjiang Uygur ... Read more...

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China lifts ban on Internet services of Xianjiang after ten months


May 14th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Urumqi (China), May 14 (ANI): Believe it or not, it took China ten months to restore Internet services in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.The reason given by the authorities was the instability ... Read more...

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Severe sandstorm plagues Beijing


March 20th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 20 (ANI): A severe sandstorm hit Beijing on Friday night, packing the Chinese capital with strong winds and tonnes of sand.On Saturday morning, the Beijing residents woke up to see ... Read more...

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Hundreds of people arrested in Xinjiang for spreading rumours through texts


February 26th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb. 26 (ANI): Chinese authorities have punished hundreds of people in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region for spreading rumours and separatist content through text messages during the Spring Festival holiday.Two persons ... Read more...

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Xinjiang to add 5000 fresh police officers to avoid July 2009-like riots


February 4th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Urumqi (China), Feb 4(ANI): The Chinese Government has approved a plan to recruit 5,000 special police officers in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region to help prevent unrests such as the devastating riot ... Read more...

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Riot-hit Chinese province needs Internet access to restore normalcy


November 5th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Urumqi (Xinjiang, China), Nov.5 (ANI): Four months have passed since the bloody riots in Urumqi that killed almost 200 people, but the residents of the area say their lives will continue ... Read more...

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China sentences six more to death over July riots


October 15th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Urumqi (China), Oct 15 (IANS) A court in China sentenced six more people to death for murder and other crimes during riots here in July, officials said Thursday. At least 197 people were ... Read more...

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Six sentenced to death over July riots in China


October 12th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Urumqi (China), Oct 12 (Xinhua) A Chinese court Monday sentenced six people to death for murder and other crimes during riots in July in northwestern part of the country, officials said. At least ... Read more...

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China vows to work with international community to eliminate al-Qaeda threat


October 10th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct. 10 (ANI): In the wake of an al Qaeda militant urging the Muslim Uighur minority in Xinjiang to launch jihad against the oppressive Chinese regime, Bejing has vowed to ... Read more...

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Al-Qaida threatens China with jihad in retaliation for Urumqi riots


October 8th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 8(ANI): A prominent Al-Qaida militant has threatened to attack China in retaliation for the July 5 riots in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.The clash between the ... Read more...

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Separatist acts on web banned in Xinjiang


September 28th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Urumqi (China), Sep.28 (ANI): The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region legislature has passed a regulation prohibiting the instigation of ethnic separatist activities via the Internet, The China Daily reports.Online activities compromising national security, ... Read more...

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Terror ring busted in China’s Xijiang province


September 17th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Urumqi (Xijiang, China), Sep.17 (ANI): Chinese security forces said they have broken up a terrorist bomb-making operation in Xinjiang in Northwest China.A China Daily report quoted security officials as saying that six ... Read more...

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No toxic substance found in Urumqui’s latest syringe attack victims’ body


September 14th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Urumqui, Sep. 14 (ANI): The blood samples of Urimqui's latest syringe attack victims showed no trace of radioactive, toxic or viral substances, such as AIDS, an expert at a Beijing-based laboratory has ... Read more...

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China sentences three for needle attacks


September 12th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Urumqi (China), Sep 12 (Xinhua) Three people were sentenced to up to 15 years in jail Saturday over a series of needle attacks that triggered a public scare in this capital of ... Read more...

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Syringe attacks continue in Urumqi despite death penalty warning


September 9th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Urumqi (China), Sep. 9 (ANI): Despite a death penalty warning, 77 cases of needle attack were reported between Sunday and Monday evenings in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, police ... Read more...

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