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Interview: Central gov't has every reason to provide financial support to Xinjiang

05-20-2010 18:45 BJT

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For more on the effort to boost Xinjiang's development, here's our current affairs commentator, Gregory Yingnien Tsang, in Beijing.

Q1: Why is the central government spending all this money on boosting development in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region?

Q2: Kashgar, an economically underdeveloped region in southern Xinjiang, will be an experimental zone and enjoy the favorable policies of a special economic zone. What will this bring to the area?

Q3: The Urumqi riot in July of 2009 left 197 people dead and more than 17-hundred injured. What caused it? Is there any relation between the riot and the level of economic development in the region? And how will the situation change with greater economic development in the region?

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CCTV.com

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