Xinjiang governor Nur Bekri re-elected
At the end of January, the “two sessions” of China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region smoothly came to close. Nur Bekri, 52, was re-elected chairman of the regional government at the end of the first session of the 12th Xinjiang Regional People's Congress, the local legislature. The statesman, a member of the Uygur ethnic minority, was born in Xinjiang, and he previously acted as mayor of the regional capital of Urumqi. He graduated from the Political Science Department of the Xinjiang University in 1983.
Xinjiang displays double-digit economic growth in 2012
Northwest China's Xinjiang on Jan. 26 showcased its double-digit economic growth. An upcoming release of key figures on the development of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in 2012 is expected to show that the area's GPD grew by 12 percent year on year and its registered urban unemployment rate stayed below 3.4 percent, said Nur Bekri, chairman of the Xinjiang regional government.
Urumqi aiming to be modern int'l metropolis by 2020
The municipal government of Urumqi, the capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, is aiming to build the city into a modern international metropolis, it was highlighted on Jan 9. Mayor Jerla Isamudinhe said at a session of the municipal legislature that the city's authorities were drawing up a plan for the goal and that it had already taken steps to improve its infrastructure.
Xinjiang improves social stability after attacks
Attacks by separatists, extremists and terrorists have largely been curbed during the past five years in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, despite the 2009 riot in Urumqi that left 197 dead, the chairman of Xinjiang said. "The work to maintain social stability has gradually become the norm, which has made the public feel safer and satisfied," said Nur Bekri, chairman of the Xinjiang regional government, during his report at the first session of the 12th Xinjiang Regional People's Congress. He delivered the report in the Uygur language.
Xinjiang probes 178 mid-level officials on graft suspicion
Xinjiang's procuratorial agencies investigated 178 officials at the county level or above from 2008 to 2012 to fight against corruption, a local official said. Nixam Ibrayim, head of the People's Procuratorate of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, released the information during the ongoing session of the 12th Xinjiang People's Congress, the regional legislature……
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