One year crackdown in China’s Xinjiang region after bomb attacks

DW, 23 May 2014

China staged a military show of strength with a thousand personnel in military and police vehicles in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang region on Friday.

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World Uyghur Congress urges Chinese government to reform repressive policies in East Turkestan and end escalating violence

Press Release – For immediate release
22 May 2014
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org 
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected] 

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is profoundly shocked at the news of a deadly bombing in the regional capital of East Turkestan, Urumchi on May 22, 2014. The WUC is extremely disturbed at the escalating violence in East Turkestan and urges the Chinese government to cease repressive policies targeting the Uyghur people that form the backdrop to the mounting bloodshed.

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UPDATE 2-Flights to China’s Xinjiang resume after suspected passenger threat -Xinhua

Reuters, 22 May 2014

May 22 (Reuters) – Two Chinese flights bound for the troubled far western region of Xinjiang resumed after being diverted to other airports when a passenger said his travelling companion had threatened to blow up one of the aircraft, state media reported on Thursday.

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31 Killed in Worst Attack in Years in Xinjiang’s Capital Urumqi

RFA, 22 May 2014

Thirty-one people were killed and more than 90 injured in the capital of China’s troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang on Thursday after unidentified attackers plowed two motor vehicles into an open market and set off explosives, official media reported.

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Q&A: Xinjiang and tensions in China’s restive far west

CNN, 22 May 2014

Hong Kong (CNN) — China has once again been rocked by a violent attack targeting civilians after two SUVs plowed into people gathered at an open market in Urumqi, the capital of the western Chinese region of Xinjiang.

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Blasts kill dozens at market in China’s restive Xinjiang region

CNN, 22 May 2014

Hong Kong (CNN) — A series of explosions struck a market Thursday in the capital of the volatile western Chinese region of Xinjiang, killing 31 people and wounding more than 90 others, state media reported.

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Urumqi attack kills 31 in China’s Xinjiang region

BBC News, 22 May 2014

Attackers in China’s restive Xinjiang region have crashed two cars into shoppers at a market, killing 31 people, Chinese media reports say. They also threw explosives during the attack in the regional capital Urumqi. More than 90 people were injured, the state-run Xinhua news agency said.

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Deadly blasts rock China’s restive Xinjiang

The Japan Times, 22 May 2014

BEIJING – Several people were killed and injured when two vehicles plowed into a market and explosives were thrown in Xinjiang province, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported.

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