URUMQI, July 15 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of the July 5 riot in the capital city of Xinjiang rose to 192, a local official said here Wednesday.
Unity is "basic benefit" for Xinjiang people: CPPCC vice chairman
URUMQI, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Abdul'ahat Abdulrixit, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), said Tuesday that ethnic unity was the "basic benefit" for all the people in Xinjiang.
"Ethnic unity is the basic benefit for the 21 million people of various ethnic groups in Xinjiang... and these people have a long tradition of loving and supporting each other," Abdul'ahat Abdulrixit told Xinhua in an interview in Urumqi Tuesday. Full story
Former NPC Vice-Chairman: "Great Wall of ethnic unity" remains firm
URUMQI, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Tomur Dawamat, former vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, said Tuesday that the "Great Wall of ethnic unity" would remain firm in Xinjiang despite the July 5 violence.
Tomur Dawamat, former vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, receives an interview with Xinhua News Agency in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on July 14, 2009. Tomur Dawamat said here on Tuesday that the "Great Wall of ethnic unity" would remain firm in Xinjiang despite the July 5 violence. (Xinhua/Sadat)
"People of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang cherish ethnic unity and desire stability," he told Xinhua in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Full story
Funds for Xinjiang to build schools of "ethnic unity"
BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) Central Committee announced here Tuesday the donation of 5 million yuan (731,000 U.S. dollars) to build ten "Hope Primary Schools of Ethnic Unity" in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The fund is jointly provided by the CYLC and the China Youth Development Foundation. Full story
Senior Chinese leader highlights stability in Xinjiang after riot
URUMQI, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Senior Chinese leader Zhou Yongkang said on Monday in Urumqi that the overall social situation in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is stable and life is returning to normal.
"People feel more secure and the situation is turning for the better," said Zhou in a meeting with top officials of the riot-torn region. Full story