- Internet connections in urumqi were blocked .
- But officials have also welcomed foreign journalists to urumqi , opening a media center and holding frequent news conferences .
- That includes six entirely new systems in cities ranging from urumqi in remote xinjiang province to lanzhou in impoverished northwestern gansu .
- Whereas in beijing year-on-year food inflation in september was 5 per cent , in north-western urumqi it was almost 12 per cent .
- Cities such as urumqi , changchun and kunming - which have among the lowest per capita incomes in the country - have all experienced food inflation of more than 10 per cent . The national average for september was around 8 per cent .