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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