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China Setting New Strategy for Xinjiang

All nine politburo members attended the Central Work Conference for Xinjiang, which was held in Beijing from May 17 to 19. Hu Jintao stressed the importance of economic development and stability maintenance in Xinjiang. Wen Jiabao talked about the economic development plan.

On the afternoon of May 19, Politburo member and Party Secretary of the Political and Legal Committee Zhou Yongkang hosted a conference on implementing the Central Work Conference policies. The CCP Organization Department, the Propaganda Department, the United Front Work Department, the Political and Legal Committee, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Public Security, and the heads of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps attended the meeting. Zhou stressed the implementation of stability controls.

1. China Review, May 20, 2010
2. China Review, May 22, 2010