Gulja

Gulja,

China: see YiningYining
or Gulja
, city (1994 est. pop. 197,500), W Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China, on the Ili River in the Dzungarian basin. An old commercial center trading in tea and cattle, it is still and agricultural area with extensive livestock raising.
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It is not coincidental that during Wang Lequan's tenure as king of Xinjiang, relations between the Uyghurs and the government have quickly worsened, as represented by the open conflict in Gulja in 1997.
It is not coincidental that during Wang Lequan's tenure as king of Xinjiang, relations between the Uyghur and the government have quickly worsened, as represented by the open conflict in Gulja in 1997.
When he was born in 1971 in Gulja City in China's remote Xinjiang autonomous region, what he and his family regard as their home country was already under China's control for over two decades.
In addition, an agreement for construction of poultry in Kara-Gulja area was signed by LLC Aksu-Ail" of Kara Gulja district of Osh region and Chinese "Shin Jan Chan Ji" for the amount of $200 thousand.
36) There are conflicting reasons for the protest and paramilitary crackdown in Yining that occurred on February 5-6, 1997, as reported by the Washington Post, February 11 and 23, 1997; Washington Times, February 12, 1997; International Taklamakan Uighur Human Rights Association, February 15, 1997; Far Eastern Economic Review, February 27, 1997; AERA, May 26, 1997; and Amnesty International, "Gross Violations of Human Rights in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region," April 21, 1999, and "China: Remember the Gulja Massacre," February 1, 2007.
Contrariwise, occasional riots and terrorist incidents since the 1980s have been dealt with by executions and mass arrests of Uigurs in the Xinjiang cities Khotan, Kashgar, Gulja, and Yining (Dorian, Wigdortz, and Gladney, 1997).
President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiev signed a decree "On appointment elections in Kenesh village Parliament in Kara Gulja district of Osh region of the Kyrgyz Republic".
At least one of the five was also implicated in a series of large-scale riots in the western Xinjiang city Gulja (Yining) in February 1997.