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also U·rum·chi  (o͝o-ro͝om′chē, ü′rüm′chē′)
A city of northwest China in the Tian Shan. It is the capital of Xinjiang.


(uːˈruːmtʃɪ) ,




(Placename) a city in NW China, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region: trading centre on a N route between China and central Asia. Pop: 1 562 000 (2005 est). Former name: Tihwa
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In addition, our Glasurit technicians offered Jiang simulation training at Glasurit customers paint shop in Urumchi China.
While there is no written record of the introduction of bagels to China, there are references to a Jewish presence in China as far back as the days of Marco Polo, and in Urumchi, I visited a museum full of mummies that date back hundreds of years.
China has an oil refinery in western China near Urumchi with a capacity of 10m t/y.
The associated development to bring to fruition what the Chinese have publically stated as their one road-one belt concept of linking China with its own 'near-abroad' has meant China linking Gwadar to a route that will connect straight to Kashgar through Urumchi.
Born in 1964, Osman grew up in Urumchi, the capital and the largest city of East Turkistan.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Mosques fail to offer enough space for worshippers at regular Friday prayers for Muslims in two prominent cities of the Uyghur Autonomous Region of China: Urumchi and Kashgar.
Unlike the nomadic Kazakhs, Uygurs developed a settled society based around urban centers such as Kashgar and Urumchi.
In the spring and summer of 2014, a number of suicide bombings and shootings occurred in Urumchi and other locations in that vast region.
Uyghur-Han Earnings Differentials in Urumchi," The China Journal 65 (Jan.
The attack at the Urumchi train station, if it was carried out by Uyghurs, suggests an emerging pattern of more civilian targets and violence on a larger scale," he said.
closely examines the Urumchi riots of 2009, which presented the inequalities found in the socio-cultural environment, but also emphasized the fact that stereotypical talk made matters worse and led to even more conflict.
Young people with no prospects of finding work in their prefecture migrate to the regional capital Urumchi and other Han-dominated towns of the north, where jobs are more readily available, but they cannot compete equally with Han immigrants and have difficulty establishing formal urban residence.