Police established a curfew Tuesday, as 20,000 security forces roamed the streets. Internet connections have also been cut to prevent the violence from 'spreading.'
Officials laud a transparent process on bids to develop oil fields – and the opening of investment to foreign firms shut out for more than 30 years.
International firms want to get a foot in the door – but for many, the risks still outweigh potential profits.
As North Korea cargo ship returns home, US and UN officials claim a victory for tighter sanctions.
The violence brings into question China's hard-line policy against Uighur ethnic minority.
Given political sensitivities and a Stalinist grip on the region's population, no one – from Uighurs on the street to Beijing intellectuals – appears willing to talk.
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