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Urumqi attracts over 100 overseas media after riot
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More than 100 overseas media organizations came to Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, to report Sunday's riot, a press official said Wednesday.

"All media organizations are welcome to report the riot," said Hou Hanmin, spokeswoman for the Xinjiang regional government and in charge of the press center in Haide Hotel in downtown Urumqi.

"We will do our best to provide convenience for reporters while ensuring their safety," said Hou.

"We hope every media reports the incident objectively through close observation of the truth," she said.

The riot, which occurred Sunday evening in Urumqi, has left 156 dead and more than 1,000 others injured.

Wu Nong, a press center worker, said the center had technicians to deal with communication problems for journalists. It has interpreters of English and Uygur languages.

(Xinhua News Agency July 9, 2009)

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