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On Xinjiang’s New “Media Savvy” Boss

China Media Project translates an article from Shijiazhuang Daily about Zhang Chunxian (张春贤), who has recently been slated to replace Wang Lequan as Party Secretary of Xinjiang. Zhang has been called the “Internet...

China Replaces Party Chief Of Riot-hit Xinjiang

From Reuters: China has replaced the top official in energy-rich Western Xinjiang region, hit last year by deadly rioting and a scare over syringe stabbings, the official Xinhua agency reported on Saturday. Zhang Chunxian has...

China Sees Long-term Stability Struggle In Xinjiang

From Reuters: China’s restless far western region of Xinjiang will have to wage a long-term struggle to contain separatist forces and maintain stability there, the region’s top leader was quoted as saying by state...

China Xinjiang Chief Survives Political Firestorm

Despite calls for him to resign following protests over random syringe attacks on residents, Xinjiang’s powerful Party secretary Wang Lequan remains in office, AP reports: Angry protesters poured into the streets of the...

A Strongman Is China’s Rock in Ethnic Strife

The New York Times profiles Wang Lequan, the powerful Communist Party Secretary of Xinjiang: Mr. Wang, 64, the Communist Party secretary and absolute power in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, is largely unknown outside...

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