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Urumchi

, Urumqi, Wu-lu-mu-ch'i
a city in NW China, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region: trading centre on a N route between China and central Asia. Pop.: 1 562 000 (2005 est.)

Urumchi

 

a city in northwestern China, at the northern foot of the Tien-Shan; situated on the Urumchi River. Administrative and principal industrial center of the Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Population, more than 800,000 (1975). Urumchi is a highway junction and terminal point on the Lan-Shin Railroad. The city and its environs are a center for coal mining (the Liutaowan fields), refining (from the Karamai-Wurhei and Tu-Shan-Tzu-Wu-Su fields), ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy, machine building and the chemical industry. The city also has a cement plant, a glassworks, and enterprises of the paper, food-processing, and textile industries. The total capacity of its power plants is approximately 100,000 kW. Urumchi has a university.

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BEJING, Sep 1, 2009 (TUR) -- Turkish State Minister Zafer Caglayan, who is visiting China, said he voiced Turkey's concerns about the recent events in Urumchi in a meeting with Chinese Premier Ven Ciabao.
Noting that Chinese foreign minister briefed him about the measures taken after the incidents in Urumchi, Caglayan said that Yang also expressed his sorrow about the incidents.
The delegation comprising representatives from Turkey's Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTUK), Directorate General of Press & Information, state-run broadcaster TRT, Turkish Journalists' Society and Anadolu Agency, met with mayor of Urumchi on Monday.
"We expect Turkey to welcome and support the measures the Chinese government has taken to preserve the unity of the state, territorial integrity, social order and sovereignty," Bekri of Uighur origin told Turkish reporters in Urumchi.
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