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  1. 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 ...

  2. Anger swells over 'unequal' wage rises proposed in civil service plan

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee The Civil Service Bureau's pay rise plan for civil servants has triggered more unrest among workers who say it will not improve their lot. A social workers' union threatened to strike over unequal pay between government-subsidised groups and the civil service as almost 2,000 people protested yesterday calling for pay rises. The social workers' discontent ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Ethnic trouble strikes in Paris

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... that the negative perception of the mainly Islamic North African immigrants were behind the social unrest. ...

  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. 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 ...

  8. Guangdong chief speaks out on riots belatedly

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The remarks were his first on the massive civil unrest that broke out nearly two weeks ago, in which angry migrant workers vandalised cars and torched government offices in Chaozhou and Zengcheng. ... he said. Chaozhou's Guxiang town in eastern Guangdong and Zengcheng's Xintang town near Guangzhou are still recovering from violent unrest that saw government offices besieged, ...

  9. Entry puts official death toll at 313

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1989, in which he wrote: 'After repeated checking by the Beijing civil affairs bureau, police and health department, the death toll in this unrest was 313. Among them, 42 were college ...

  10. Officials blame riot on bus firm

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... effect of mass demonstrations. Witnesses said local police were confiscating cameras and smashing digital video recorders in an apparent effort to block reports of the unrest spreading at a time ...




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