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China investing more in resource-rich Xinjiang

Beijing turning the region in the north-west into a national hub for oil, gas and coal despite soaring ethnic violence there

Karamay, China

IN a desolate park on the city outskirts here, oil bubbling from the ground fills small pools next to a wooden walkway. Beside one of the pools is a statue of a bearded ethnic Uighur man sitting on a donkey playing a lute.

The symbolism is telling. China is ramping