Government and Policy

Across China: Xinjiang

(China Daily)
Updated: 2010-02-10 07:47
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E-mailing opens

Internet users in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region could use limited e-mail service provided by from 8 pm on Monday.

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Users can receive and send e-mails but cannot send or receive attachments. New users can also register at the website.

The service was switched off after the deadly July 5 riot in Urumqi, which left 197 dead and more than 1,700 injured.

The regional government decided to gradually lift the ban on Internet service in late December last year because of the improving social situation in the region.

Xinjiang residents were first allowed partial access to two official websites: and on Dec 28, then two commercial websites: and on Jan 10. They were allowed partial access to another 27 websites last Saturday.

(China Daily 02/10/2010 page6)