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China's Xinjiang adopts non-discrimination rules amid ethnic violence

The new rules, introduced on Jan. 1, make promoting ethnic unity a main factor in evaluating officials` performance on the job.

One reported dead after pollution protest in northern China

One person died and 50 were arrested after some 2,000 police, using rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons, put down a protest by villagers against pollution from a chemical plant in China`s Inner Mongolia, an overseas human rights group said.

450 killed in China`s Xinjiang last year, mostly Uighurs: Group

 More than 450 people were killed in China`s restive mainly Muslim Xinjiang region last year, a rights group said -- with three times as many deaths among members of the Uighur minority than ethnic Han Chinese.

15 killed, 14 injured in terror attack in China's Xinjiang

Fifteen people, including 11 "mobsters", were killed and 14 others injured in a terrorist attack in China's restive Xinjiang province on Saturday.

China probes Uighur mayor of restive Xinjiang city for graft

The ethnic Uighur mayor of a major city in China`s unruly far-western region of Xinjiang is being investigated for corruption, state media said on Thursday, one of the few minority officials to be caught up in the government`s war on graft.

Unrest hits China`s Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region

More than 100 people riding motorcycles, some of them wielding knives, attacked a police station in western China`s Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang, media reports said.

Four killed in Xinjiang attack in China

Four people were killed and 8 injured after they were attacked with knives by unknown assailants in China`s troubled Xinjiang province, coinciding with the once-in-a-decade leadership changes here.

Calm returns to China city, but ethnic ire simmers

The capital of China`s frontier Xinjiang region crept back to an uneasy normality on Saturday morning while thousands of troops guarded against fresh protests after days of deadly violence that inflamed ethnic enmity.

Fresh protests flare in China’s Urumqi

Security forces in far-west China`s strife-hit city of Urumqi used tear gas to break up fresh protests on Friday, as thousands of Han Chinese demanded better security after a reported spate of attacks with syringes.

Xinjiang riots: 200 to go on trial, says report

More than 200 people are expected to go on trial this week for their involvement in sectarian riots last month that killed nearly 200 people in China`s eastern region of Xinjiang, a state-run newspaper reported on Monday.