Xinjiang goes on fast track

The Belt and Road initiative has made Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region more open and prosperous, as the region strives to stamp out the influence of extremism and terrorism, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2016-7-5 0:33:00

230 Chinese students in Egypt win "Loving Xinjiang Scholarships"

Over 200 Xinjiang students in Egypt were awarded scholarships here on Monday for their academic attainments during the 2014-2015 school year.
Source: Xinhua | 2016-7-4 22:54:11

Xinjiang’s textile, garment trade

Textile and garment exports to Central Asia and Russia via ports in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region increased by more than 60 percent in the first five months of 2016 from the same period last year.
Source: Xinhua | 2016-7-3 23:48:01

Xinjiang rolls out credit policy for the poor

The Xinjiang regional people's government has started offering small loans to the poor and encouraging people to start their own businesses.
Source: Xinhua | 2016-6-29 20:35:26

Xinjiang on high alert for security threats during Ramadan

At 9:57 pm Beijing time Friday, the Baida Mosque, or the Grand White Mosque, in downtown Urumqi looked serene.
Source: Global Times | 2016-6-26 22:03:00

Xinjiang Muslims observe Ramadan

The Muslim practice of fasting during Ramadan in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is proceeding without government interference as authorities have only imposed an exemption from this practice on Party members, civil servants and underage students.
Source: Global Times | 2016-6-21 1:03:01

China opens Horgos railway port in Xinjiang

The railway port of Horgos in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, which borders Kazakhstan, was officially opened Tuesday, local authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016-6-8 17:33:23

Xinjiang’s Ili collects DNA of applicants for passports

Residents of Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have been required to register their biometric information, such as DNA, when applying for passports since June 1.
Source: Global Times | 2016-6-8 0:58:01

Xinjiang eyes opportunities under 'Belt and Road'

Since the launch of the “One Belt and One Road” (B&R) initiative in 2013, Xinjiang has received a great deal of attention. Both the central government and the regional government have made Xinjiang a focal point of their B&R planning, which should boost the region’s economy. Consequently, Xinjiang’s companies are brimming with optimism about the initiative, but challenges also remain.
Source: Global Times | 2016-6-7 21:43:01

Xinjiang affirms religious freedom ahead of Ramadan

China on Thursday released a white paper on freedom of religious beliefs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, which analysts believe would dispel possible misinterpretations on China’s Xinjiang policy before this year’s Ramadan, which begins on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2016-6-3 0:48:01