The New China News Agency
carried without comment a report on the death.
When newspapers in Beijing and Shanghai subsequently sought to unearth the story of the coverup, they were ordered by the Communist Party's central propaganda department to cease investigating and use only the information of the official New China News Agency
, The Post's Philip P.
The Chinese government-run New China News Agency
, which maintains a bureau in Hong Kong, reported Xi's arrest but gave no details of the charges, only saying Chinese authorities said Xi "endangered the security of the state" and "caused serious consequences.
AoPreserving and maintaining the overall stability of Xinjiang is currently the most urgent task,Ao Hu, the countryAAEs Communist Party chief, and the other eight members of the groupAAEs ruling Politburo, said in a statement released by the New China News Agency
A man said to have been beaten by the mob was quoted by the official New China News Agency
as saying, "They took to the street, not peacefully, carrying knives, wooden batons, brick and stone.
Apartment owners, too, had hoped to cash in on the Olympic bonanza, with some jacking up rents to five times normal levels, according to the official New China News Agency
And the reminders continue unabated, with a magnitude 6 aftershock striking Sunday afternoon, killing at least two people and damaging about 270,000 houses, according to the official New China News Agency