Originally Published by BBC, 18 January 2010
Text messaging services have resumed in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, six months after deadly ethnic unrest that left nearly 200 people dead.
Services were being restored gradually, according to an official quoted by China’s state-run Xinhua news agency.
People were stopped from sending text messages last July following riots and demonstrations in Xinjiang.
The authorities said this was done to maintain social order between ethnic Uighurs and Han Chinese people.Continue Reading →