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The Party chief of China's Xinjiang has visited Urumqi and met local residents and business owners. Zhang Chunxian, first secretary of the CPC Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regional Committee, first toured a market selling dry fruits.
One shopkeeper told him business has been tough lately because of a drop in tourist numbers. Zhang said locals are worried about the situation, but are confident of their future. Zhang said the government will continue to help local businesses deal with any economic slowdowns. Rent will be cut and tourism promotion to Xinjiang increased. He said the government will take every person in Xinjiang into account to improve their lives.