Xinjiang photos by Zou Yongsheng
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Reporter’s notebook: A tour of Urumqi and Ili in Xinjiang

China Daily online reporter Uking Sun made a one-week visit to Urumqi and Ili Kazak autonomous prefecture in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in August. The following photos illustrate a bit of this vast land and its people. Photos by Uking Sun.


SNG developer vows environment protection in Xinjiang

The developer of a large coal-to-SNG project in Yili Kazakh autonomous prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, has promised to keep the atmosphere and water clean amid concerns that the project may damage the local environment.

Xinjiang county to increase gold production

Growth key to Xinjiang's future, says official

Organizer says upcoming Xinjiang expo well-protected

Attacks can’t stop tourists to Xinjiang, say officials


Growth 'key to Xinjiang's future'

Economic development remains the key for solving various social problems in Xinjiang, despite three terrorism attacks in Hotan and Kashgar, said Kurax Mahsut, vice-chairman of the autonomous region.

Xinjiang top official vows crackdown on extremists

Xinjiang to be more open

Xinjiang to try to stop polio at border

Xinjiang to promote natural gas powered road transport


Massive electricity transfer quenches power thirst

The speed of electricity transmission from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has increased this year with the accumulated current sent to Northwest China’s power grid amounting to 2.01billion khw.

Silk Road port in Xinjiang to become trade hub

Xinjiang to establish first bonded zone

Senior leader stresses Xinjiang growth

Expo to shine light on business in Xinjiang

Culture and Tourism

Reporter’s notebook: A place of song, grape and people

I knew the word Yakexi long before I could find Xinjiang on China’s map. I understood the Uygur word for “good, great” thanks to my father, who was a solider charged with conducting atomic tests at Lop Nur in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

Attacks can’t stop tourists to Xinjiang, say officials

Photographer Xiaolin believes in truth through a lens

Tourism grows in Xinjiang

Xinjiang sizzles under fierce sun