China lifts ban on Internet services of Xianjiang after ten months

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Urumqi (China), May 14 (ANI): Believe it or not, it took China ten months to restore Internet services in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

The reason given by the authorities was the instability that prevailed in the area after a riot broke out.

Xinjiang dwellers now feel that this restoration of the Internet signals a reinstatement of the State's confidence in the social stability of the region.

The move comes as a relief for the seven million Netizens inhabiting the region, as it will end their virtual isolation.

Authorities had banned the Internet after it was discovered that separatists and rabble-rousers had used the Internet, phone calls and text messages to spread havoc.

In a document released by its press office, Xinjiang's regional government said Internet services were "fully resumed," meaning netizens in Xinjiang were able to browse the web, chat online and put up postings again, Xinhua reports.

Resumption of Internet services was in line with maintaining stability and boosting social and economic development in Xinjiang, as well as the residents having access to information, he document said. (ANI)

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