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  1. News - China - PROTESTS

    Land grabs are main cause of mainland protests, experts say

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Confiscations and demolition of homes are the main cause of protests, experts say Land grabs 'key cause of unrest' Land seizures, pollution ... Other kinds of disputes accounted for the remaining 20 per cent. "Of the tens of thousands of incidents of rural unrest that occur each year in China, the vast majority of them result from ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wenzhou villagers riot over substation they fear is health threat

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com More than 1,000 Wenzhou locals clash with police over plant they fear is a health threat Villagers riot against building of substation More than 1,000 villagers have clashed with police in Wenzhou over the construction of an el ...

  3. News - World

    Hundreds rally in Kiev in protest over 'stolen' Ukraine election

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 05:58pm

    ... Reuters in Kiev Hundreds of people rallied in central Kiev on Monday to protest against what the Ukrainian opposition says was vote-rigging by President Viktor Yanukovych’s ruling party in the October 28 parliamentary election. Crowds gathered outside the ...

  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Xi Jinping warns of unrest if graft not tackled

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 11:45am

    ... over time, leading to seething public anger, civil unrest and government collapse – corruption has been an important factor in all this,” state newspapers quoted Xi as telling a study session ... If corruption is allowed to run wild in China then the ruling Communist Party risks major unrest and the collapse of its rule, state media on Monday quoted Vice President Xi Jinping ...

  5. News - China - WEALTH GAP

    State of inequality as China's rich get richer

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing Victoria.ruan@scmp.com As the rich get richer against a background of party privilege and corruption, the widening wealth gap brings a real threat of social unrest ... that the wealth gap has exceeded a level deemed dangerous and likely to stir social unrest One retired worker, who joined the Communist Party's liberation army more than 60 years ago, criticised how ...

  6. News - China - CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

    Scuffles as Ningbo residents step up chemical plant protest

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Crowds in Ningbo opposed to expansion of oil refinery and chemical factory clash with police Scuffles as 1,000 protest over chemical plants Demonstrators clashed with riot police in central Ningbo yesterday, as protests agains ...

  7. News - China

    Police hold Guangdong car protest sticker printer

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 03:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... in a sign of official concern over potential unrest. The owner, publicly identified only by an online name, hoped for 100 cars to parade around Yangjiang in Guangdong province after the city ... it was not legal, while social media commenters have raised fears over curbs on civil liberties. “The car owner shouldn’t be detained as there was no parade or gathering,” the paper quoted Xie Jiajun, ...

  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan's intelligence chief wounded in assassination bid

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 09:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... the constitution, but is widely seen as seeking to hand over power to a family member or a hand-picked successor. There are widespread fears that Afghanistan could once again plunge into chaos and a civil ... and resultant unrest would push them to breaking point.” Earlier on Thursday, officials said the Afghan government had decided to scrap a UN-backed election watchdog in favour of a tribunal that could ...

  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    China authorities pushing happiness amid rising discontent

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... amid increased incidents of social unrest. While most analysts welcome the increased focus on people's welfare, some caution that happiness is hard to measure and suggest the party would ... that the authorities could do to improve the public's satisfaction, such as protecting civil rights, building a democratic country, fighting corruption, stopping illegal land grabs and cutting ...

  10. News - China

    China to boost land payout law after unrest

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 02:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China’s cabinet has passed a legal amendment aimed at boosting compensation for rural land confiscations, a major source of popular unrest, state-run media ... unrest could threaten its control, and last year the state-affiliated China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) said land grabs provoked the majority of the 180,000 protests reported in 2010. ...




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