70% of stores open in Urumqi

Source: CCTV.com [13:33 July 23 2009]

It's been about two weeks since deadly riots in Urumqi. And residents are now gradually recovering and striving for revival.

Department stores in the city are again crowded with customers. Supermarkets resumed normal operations 10 days ago. The supply of vegetables, meat and other daily necessities is abundant and prices have gradually returned to previous levels after a steep spike. Seventy percent of stores in Urumqi have reopened for business. Local authorities have taken many measures to encourage more shops to reopen.

Zhang Junxiang,director of Urumqi Commerce Bureau,said, "We have sought subsidies to help business survive. We have cut down their taxes. We are searching for more preferential measures."