Int’l commodity fair opens in Xinjiang’s Kashgar

The 10th Kashgar Central and South Asia Commodity Fair kicked off Sunday in Kashgar, an ancient Silk Road town in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. As the largest trade event in south Xinjiang, the three-day fair has attracted 1,600 businessmen and delegates of trade and commerce associations, including 446 from six foreign countries, including […]

Xinjiang’s foreign trade growth dips

Foreign trade growth in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has been slipping since June, according to statistics released by customs authorities in the regional capital of Urumqi. The region’s import-export volume totaled 12.53 billion U.S. dollars from January to July, up just 2.2 percent year on year. Exports during the period amounted to 10.94 […]

Reservoir leak results in casualties in Xinjiang

Reservoir leak results in casualties in Xinjiang

A reservoir leak in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has left one dead and more than a dozen injured, rescuers said Saturday. The Lianfeng Reservoir in Kaziwan Village, located about 25 km from Urumqi, the regional capital, began to lose water around 6:10 a.m., sources with the reservoir administration said. Water gushed out and […]

Xinjiang displays growth, vows counter-terrorism strike

Northwest China’s Xinjiang on Saturday showcased its double-digit economic growth but also vowed to take preemptive action against separatists to maintain social stability. An upcoming release of key figures on the development of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in 2012 is expected to show that the area’s GPD grew by 12 percent year on year and […]

Xinjiang sets world record for cotton production

Xinjiang sets world record for cotton production

Chinese scientists have set a world record by harvesting 12,575 kg of seed cotton on a single hectare of land in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, data released Sunday showed. The output, 838.31 kg per mu (0.067 hectares), has surpassed the former world record by over 100 kg per mu, said Li Xueyuan, deputy […]

Xinjiang railway service suspended due to flood

Train services on parts of the Southern Xinjiang Railway in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was suspended on Saturday morning due to flood, local authorities said. The flood water has immersed parts of the rails and caused the train service of the Turpan-Korla section to be suspended, a Urumqi Railway Bureau official said. More […]

Xinjiang Mahe gas field output exceeds 4 bln cubic meters

Xinjiang Mahe gas field output exceeds 4 bln cubic meters

The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) said Wednesday that its Mahe gas field in west China has produced more than 4 billion cubic meters of natural gas since it started commercial operations in 2007, setting regional production records. The gas field, situated in the southern rim of Junggar Basin in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous […]

Two suspects died in hospital after an attempt to hijack a plane

Two suspects died in hospital after an attempt to hijack a plane

Two of the six people suspected of trying to hijack the commercial aircraft died in hospital. According to the newspaper “Global Times”, they died from injuries occurred during the arrest. No details were given. The foiled attempt to hijack a passenger plane happened in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on June 29. Tianjin Airline Flight […]

155,000 people affected after Xinjiang quake

155,000 people affected after Xinjiang quake

More than 155,000 people had been affected as of late Sunday, after a 6.6-magnitude quake jolted northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region early Saturday morning, local authorities said Sunday. As of 7 p.m. Sunday, the number of injured people climbed to 52 and 48,000 people had been evacuated after the earthquake hit a mountainous area […]

Police: plane hijacking attempt foiled in Xinjiang

Police: plane hijacking attempt foiled in Xinjiang

According to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Public Security Bureau, the flight GS7554 from Hotan to Urumqi took off at 12:25 pm today and was hijacked by 6 people. The hijacking attempt then foiled by crew and passengers. The aircraft immediately returned Hotan Airport and landed safely, six criminals were arrested. The cases is under further […]

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