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OCT 30, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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China probes Uighur mayor of restive Xinjiang city for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - 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. Adil Nurmemet, mayor of Hotan city in the heavily Uighur southern part of Xinjiang, is being ...

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OCT 30, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Burning passion: Chinese rich pay sky-high meteorite prices

One small cheque to a businessman, one giant leap for a meteorite: after journeys of millions of kilometres, rocks formed from the primordial soup of the solar system have landed on the walls of a Chinese showroom. For some of China's wealthy, the terrestrial trappings of fast cars, designer bags and deluxe apartments are worthless compared to bounty from outer ...

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OCT 29, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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China says Afghan president vows to help China fight militants

By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has pledged to help China fight Islamist militants, a senior Chinese official said on Tuesday, after Ghani met President Xi Jinping in Beijing on his first visit abroad since his September inauguration. China, which is connected to Afghanistan by the narrow, almost impassable Wakhan Corridor, says militants seeking to set ...

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OCT 26, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Officially Atheist China Is Home To This Vibrant Muslim Community

Despite being officially atheist, and historically most closely associated with Buddhism, China has a deep-rooted relationship with Islam, dating as far back as the 7th Century. At least 1.8% of the population, or roughly 24 million people, identify as Muslim, making China’s Muslim population roughly the size of Yemen’s and eight times more numerous than the United Kingdom’s. In recent ...

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OCT 25, 2014 - Eurasia Review

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Terrorism In China’s Xinjiang Region Is Escalating – Analysis

By Jai Kumar Verma The strength of Islamic terrorist organizations is escalating in Xinjiang region of China. Several Uyghur outfits, including East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), East Turkistan Liberation Organization (ETLO), United Revolutionary Front of East Turkestan (URFET), and the Uyghur Liberation Organization (ULO) carried out several terrorist incidents despite the ruthless repression by authorities […] The post Terrorism In ...

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