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  1. Art crackdown creates a climate for unrest

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In spite of China's impressive economic reforms and liberalisation, the same measure of liberalisation has been sadly lacking with regards to civil liberties and artistic freedom. ... towards any hint of dissent and regarding civil rights. For years, internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei actively engaged in social commentary either explicitly or through his work, hoping ...

  2. Libyan unrest fails to stir MCC plans

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to mothball its Libyan projects earlier this year because of civil upheaval, MCC said it was aiming to increase the proportion of its overseas revenue to 30 per cent in 2015. Overseas contracts ...

  3. Climate fans the flames of civil war

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... published a study in the journal Nature in August that found global climate patterns could cause civil unrest, as hot temperatures brought droughts and other agricultural crises. The team, led ... where ocean temperatures drop significantly. They found that El Nino- which happens roughly every three to seven years- doubled the risk of civil war across 90 tropical countries and could help ...

  4. Tibetan exiles learn to seek new paths

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... especially the growing movement for a civil society which some exiles hope will rally support for a more sensitive policy towards Tibet. It appears that exiles, whether they support the 'middle ...

  5. Pregnant woman's beating spark riots

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The report said no one was injured. The unrest continued yesterday. ...

  6. Rioting by workers breaks out again

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the process. Xinhua reported that authorities had sent a work panel to quell rumours of people being killed during the unrest. It was reported that several bystanders attempted to stop Wang's ...

  7. Business as usual is not an option

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are similar to the dozens of other incidents of heavy metal poisoning that have come to light over the past few years. Authorities have vowed changes. Worrying about unrest over pollution ...

  8. Handling of Wukan unrest praised

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Leading scholars and the son of a late Communist Party chief have praised the way Guangdong authorities handled the dispute over government land grabs in Wukan village, Shanwei, saying it set a precedent for the handl ...

  9. Huang oversaw growth and growing unrest

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Long-serving Guangdong governor Huang Huahua has stepped down after reaching the compulsory retirement age of 65 last month. Guangdong's Provincial People's Congress accepted his resignation yesterday and named v ...

  10. Farm seizures sow seeds of social unrest

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com A recent survey of residents in rural areas shows that 70 per cent of farmers are unhappy with their socio-economic situation, according to a report in the Beijing-based Outlook Magazine. The poll, conducted by Re ...




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