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August 11, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY and CHRISTINE COURTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thousands of would-be speculators clamoring to buy stocks in the southern city of Shenzhen abandoned unruly lines and rampaged through the city Monday to protest alleged corruption in stock sales. Police used small arms fire and tear gas to control the crowds, which had lined up at 302 banks and brokerage houses over the weekend to buy stock-purchase applications. The English-language Hong Kong Standard said one of its photographers saw a man fall bleeding after police fired into a crowd.
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June 26, 2013 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING -- Twenty-seven people were killed in riots early Wednesday in northwest China, state-run media reported, the deadliest outbreak of violence in the restive region in years. Communist Party officials in Xinjiang -- where Uighurs, a Muslim minority, have repeatedly clashed with Han Chinese settlers -- told the official Xinhua news agency that knife-wielding mobs attacked a police station, a government building and a construction site in Lukqun township starting around 6 a.m., stabbing people and setting fire to police cars.
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April 9, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
China has sent troops into a remote northwest border region near the Soviet Union to quell ethnic unrest among Muslim Uighurs, Chinese sources said. There were no accounts of casualties and few details from the border in the Xinjiang region. However, the area is adjacent to Soviet Asian republics torn by ethnic violence earlier this year. The sources said that several hundred Uighurs rioted Friday and that rioting continues.
WORLD
June 26, 2013 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - Knife-wielding mobs attacked a police station, a government building and a construction site in northwestern China on Wednesday, state media reported. It was the deadliest outbreak of violence for years in the region, where tension has simmered between minority Muslims and ethnic Han Chinese. Twenty-seven people were reported killed in the riots in Xinjiang region, where Uighurs, a Muslim ethnic group, have repeatedly clashed with Han migrant workers who have flooded into the region in recent years, changing its ethnic character and taking many of the best jobs.
NEWS
March 8, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Chinese police restored an uneasy calm in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa on Monday as hundreds of police sealed off the center of the city and made dozens of arrests in a crackdown following anti-Chinese rioting that left at least nine dead and 28 injured, Western sources in Lhasa said. Contacted by telephone, the sources said authorities had mounted a security sweep and made the arrests, while police took up positions around the Jokhang Temple, the site of the protest.
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May 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Thousands of people went on a rampage in the central Chinese city of Xian, accusing police of favoring tourists after a taxi driver was detained in a fight with the driver of a bus carrying students visiting from Hong Kong. About 800 police were sent to restore order in Wednesday's incident.
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February 11, 1997 | From Times Wires Services
Authorities have imposed a curfew on a town in the restive northwestern Xinjiang region after young Muslims demanding independence in western China beat people to death and torched cars in the region's worst rioting in nearly 50 years, officials and local residents said Monday. Death toll reports from last week's riots varied wildly--from four to nearly 300--and it was not possible to reconcile the figures.
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April 23, 1990 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two days of anti-Chinese rioting by ethnic minority protesters in western China has left 22 people dead and at least 19 injured, according to an official report that reached Beijing on Sunday. State-run television in the Xinjiang region reported Saturday that masses of people in the town of Baren, about 100 miles from the Soviet border, killed six police officers April 5 as security forces tried to suppress a demonstration.
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March 10, 1988 | JIM MANN, Times Staff Writer
Chinese Foreign Minister Wu Xueqian on Wednesday made an extraordinary public denunciation of the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet's Buddhists, calling him a political exile who "has far exceeded his capacity as a religious figure." Speaking at a press conference closing out his three-day visit to Washington, Wu made it clear that China is planning to adopt a tough stance toward Tibet after a new outbreak of violence by Tibetans against Chinese rule.
WORLD
December 27, 2004 | From Associated Press
At least 1,000 villagers battled police in southern China in a riot that left several people dead and dozens wounded, newspapers said Sunday. Hong Kong's Wen Wei Po and Apple Daily newspapers differed widely on the size of the mob and what led to the clash Saturday in Da Lang village in Guangdong province. Both said the riot started after security forces beat a resident to death. Wen Wei Po said nearly 50,000 people faced off against hundreds of police officers and torched four police cars.
WORLD
November 2, 2004 | Mark Magnier, Times Staff Writer
Thousands of police maintained an uneasy vigil over a town in central China early today after seven people were killed in a riot pitting minority Hui Muslims against the majority Han Chinese. Martial law was imposed on Langchenggang in Henan province and 18 people were arrested amid five days of violence that ended Sunday, the government said. Everything "is now under control," authorities said in a statement carried by the state-run New China News Agency.
NEWS
May 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Thousands of people went on a rampage in the central Chinese city of Xian, accusing police of favoring tourists after a taxi driver was detained in a fight with the driver of a bus carrying students visiting from Hong Kong. About 800 police were sent to restore order in Wednesday's incident.
NEWS
April 10, 1999 | Associated Press
A shortage of tear gas and rubber bullets forced China's military to fire on demonstrators 10 years ago in Tiananmen Square, a former top Communist Party member said Friday. Keeping to the party's official version of the 1989 incident, Zhu Muzhi said the troops were justified in firing on "thugs" who killed soldiers and threw rocks and gas bombs. But he acknowledged that "innocent" people were also killed in the crackdown on democracy advocates.
NEWS
April 30, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
About 10 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in rioting in central China after the government slapped a nationwide ban on all forms of direct sales, officials said. The government banned direct selling to curb get-rich-quick schemes. Direct selling has also been linked in the official media to the growth of religious sects. The ban forced legitimate firms, including U.S. giants Avon Products Inc., Amway Corp., Sara Lee Corp.
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February 12, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Chinese authorities sealed off a town in northwestern Xinjiang region, and paramilitary police patrolled the streets after at least 10 people were killed in a separatist riot last week, residents said. "No one can leave, no one can enter," one resident said by telephone from Yining, a mostly Muslim town near the border with Kazakhstan. Authorities earlier had closed the airport and railway station and imposed an after-dark curfew, residents said.
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January 3, 1991 | from Associated Press
A melee that broke out after a movie theater sold too many tickets has left 18 people trampled to death and 34 injured in a southern Chinese village, a local newspaper reported. The newspaper, which arrived in Beijing Wednesday, said chaos erupted Monday night as people tried to cram into the only door of an open-air theater in the village of Wanfeng.
NEWS
February 12, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Chinese authorities sealed off a town in northwestern Xinjiang region, and paramilitary police patrolled the streets after at least 10 people were killed in a separatist riot last week, residents said. "No one can leave, no one can enter," one resident said by telephone from Yining, a mostly Muslim town near the border with Kazakhstan. Authorities earlier had closed the airport and railway station and imposed an after-dark curfew, residents said.
NEWS
February 11, 1997 | From Times Wires Services
Authorities have imposed a curfew on a town in the restive northwestern Xinjiang region after young Muslims demanding independence in western China beat people to death and torched cars in the region's worst rioting in nearly 50 years, officials and local residents said Monday. Death toll reports from last week's riots varied wildly--from four to nearly 300--and it was not possible to reconcile the figures.
NEWS
February 21, 1994 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a rare confirmation of unrest among China's Muslims, official sources said Sunday that 49 people were killed when paramilitary police units moved in to suppress fighting between rival religious groups outside a Ningxia province mosque last May.
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