On March 8, 2013, the state-sponsored Global Times published an English language report entitled "Foreign Infiltration Still Deserves Measure of Chinese Caution" stating:
During Thursday's knife attack in Korla, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, four were killed and several were injured. . . . For generations, Xinjiang's borders have halted turbulences originating from outside. The Chinese people need to know what peace in Xinjiang means to China as a whole."That same day, the state-sponsored Caijing Magazine published a report on its web site entitled "Four Dead and Eight Wounded In Attacks in Korla, Xinjiang, During the Two Sessions" (两会期间新疆库尔勒发生袭击事件致4死8伤). An excerpt:
Today, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region spokesperson Hou Handun, who happened to be in Beijing for the opening of the National People's Congress, confirmed that the previous day attacks had occurred that left four dead and six people wounded.By 4:00 pm the report had been deleted from Caijing's web site. These screenshots show that it had also been deleted from the Phoenix and Tencent web sites (the Google preview shows Phoenix is redirecting users to their home page, while QQ is redirecting users to a "404 page not found" message).
This screenshot, taken on March 8, shows that Sina Weibo was censoring searches for "Uighurs stab Han Chinese." (维族砍汉人)
These screenshots, also taken on March 8, show that Baidu was banning users from setting up PostBar (贴吧) forums under the heading "Uighur" (维吾尔族 维族).