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More ethnic minorities to be recruited in Xinjiang for cadre positions

10-12-2010 09:00 BJT

URUMQI,Oct.11 (Xinhua) -- Applications for 34 municipal-level cadre positions in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region opened Sunday, with two thirds of the positions to be filled with candidates from ethnic minority groups.

Candidates from minority groups including Uyghur, Kazak, Hui, Mongolian and Kirgiz may take up the positions.

"Such a large-scale public selection of high-level cadres from minority groups aims to maximize minority ethnic groups' participation in regional affairs," a spokesman from the Xinjiang Autonomous Region Party Committee said.

The positions include the director of the Xinjiang auditing bureau and the vice-headmaster of Xinjiang University. They are all municipal-level positions, which is equivalent in rank to an ordinary city's mayor.

The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is home to 47 ethnic groups, and minorities make up 60 percent of the region's population of 21 million.

There are more than 363,000 ethnic minority cadres in Xinjiang, about 51.25 percent of all cadres.

Since the ethnic riot last year, ethnic-group elites have been encouraged to take on regional cadre roles. President Hu Jintao emphasized the policy at the central work conference on Xinjiang's development in May.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: Xinhua

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