Report From Urumqi: Thousands of Chinese Troops Enter City Torn by Ethnic Clashes

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Democracy Now!
July 9, 2009

Report From Urumqi: Thousands of Chinese Troops Enter City Torn by Ethnic Clashes

Thousands of Chinese troops have flooded into the regional capital of the country’s western-most Xinjiang province following bloody clashes between the city’s Han Chinese and Uighur populations. Four days after the violence that left at least 150 dead and over a thousand injured, reports indicate an unsteady calm has returned to the city of Urumqi. We go to Urumqi to speak with Al Jazeera English correspondent Melissa Chan.[includes rush transcript]

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Melissa Chan, Beijing correspondent for Al Jazeera English. She is currently reporting from the city of Urumqi.

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Martial law in Xinjiang as ethnic tensions flare – 09 July 09

AlJazeeraEnglish
July 08, 2009

Troops have flooded China’s western Xinjiang region to enforce a curfew after days of heightened tensions between ethnic Uighurs and Han Chinese in the capital, Urumqi.

More than 150 people have been killed and 1,000 injured in street violence that erupted on Sunday.

As Melissa Chan reports, there is no indication things will return to normal anytime soon.

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Fear on Urumqi’s streets – 09 Jul 09

AlJazeeraEnglish
July 09, 2009

Four days after deadly riots hit the Chinese city of Urumqi, tensions remain high between the Uighur and the Han Chinese communities.

As Al Jazeera’s Melissa Chan reports from the city, many residents are still afraid for their safety.

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