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Xinjiang tourism drops 26.6% after riot

URUMQI - The number of domestic tourists to China's far western Xinjiang region slumped 26.6 percent year on year to 1.3 million during the National Day holiday, local authorities said Saturday.

Needle stabbings casts shadow on Xinjiang tourism

URUMQI - The string of needle stabbings which triggered unrest in Urumqi City had cast shadow on local tourism industry in China's far western Xinjiang region, a local official said Wednesday.

Xinjiang introduces a package of measures to boost sluggish tourism

BEIJING - The government of northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region announced a package of measures to boost the sluggish tourism industry at a press conference in Xinjiang's capital city

Xinjiang hosts Miss Tourism Queen International

Miss Tourism Queen International kicked off on Sunday in Urumqi, the capital city of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Sunday.

Xinjiang is seeking a 5-million-yuan subsidy to salvage tourism

URUMQI - The tourism authority of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is seeking a 5-million-yuan subsidy from the regional government to help travel agencies survive in the wake of the July 5 violence.

Tourism, air transport hurt by Xinjiang riots

URUMQI - Authorities in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region said Saturday both tourism and air transport have been hurt by the July 5 riot that left 184 dead in Urumqi, the regional cap

Group trips to Xinjiang suspended

URUMQI - About 1,450 tourist groups have canceled scheduled trips to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region as of Wednesday in the wake of the deadly riots in the regional capital Urumqi, a tourism official

Ethnic strife is spread by mobs in Western China

URUMQI, China – Sobbing Muslim women scuffled with riot police, and Chinese men wielding steel pipes, meat cleavers and sticks rampaged through the streets Tuesday as ethnic tensions worsened in Chi

Taiwanese tourist groups in Xinjiang are safe, unaffected by riots

Ninety-one Taiwanese tourists currently in western China's Xinjiang province were safe after riots erupted in the capital city of Urumqi Sunday night and reportedly left 140 people dead and 828 others

‘Smoke’ in Chinese kitchen rattles Olympics cheer

An emergency landing following an attempted terrorist attack on board a plane en route to Beijing from the northwestern city of Lanzhou, in

Eclipse tourists should expect heat wave in Western China’s Xinjiang

URUMQI - More than 2,000 astronomy fans who have traveled to northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region for the best view of Friday's solar eclipse will have to deal with the summer's most int

Xinjiang is becoming “tourist destination in western China”

With a natural landscape possessing glaciers, grassland, desert, mountains, and lakes, Xinjiang has become a "hot" destination in recent years. By the end of last year, inbound tourism surpassed the total population of Xinjiang for the first time (Xinjiang has a total population of 20.5 million by 2006); and Xinjiang has been ranked among the major tourist areas, according to Xinhua Net.