CCTV9: Xinjiang Urumqi Violence (Uygur Autonomous Region)


CCTV9: Xinjiang Urumoi Violence Death toll in Xinjiang riot rises to 140 Xinhua 2009-07-06 13:28:24 URUMQI, July 6 (Xinhua) — The death toll has risen to 140 following Sunday night’s riot in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the regional government said Monday. news.xinhuanet.com With the exception of Yan’an Road, Tuanjie Road, a road near Xinjiang University, and Ningxiawan in the suburbs of Urumqi, blockades in downtown Urumqi have been removed. Full story Commentary: Riot a catastrophe for Xinjiang “Oops! Not again!” was almost the universal response when news of the unrest came Sunday night, when blood tainted Urumqi, with at least 140 lives lost and more than 800 others injured. BEIJING, July 6 (Xinhua) — Sunday’s deadly riot in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region bruised the beautiful city of Urumqi and shocked the world, barely 16 months after the nightmarish Lhasa violence that still clings to many Chinese minds. Full story More Than 140 Dead in Clashes in China’s Xinjiang Province – TIME “Chinese authorities announced today that some 140 people had been killed and over 800 wounded in protests that roiled Urumqi, the capital of China’s far western Xinjiang province, on Sunday.” www.time.com “Clashes in China’s restive region of Xinjiang leave at least 140 dead in some of the most serious violence in decades. “BBC NEWS news.bbc.co.uk China riots: 156 people killed as Muslim separatists go on the rampage in Xinjiang | Mail

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