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  1. Dongzhou woes simmered for a year before riot

    Posted Dec 17th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Villagers say complaints over lack of compensation for land grabs were ignored, reports Minnie Chan Dongzhou used to be a sleepy fishing village, but last week the community of 30,000 in Shanwei, Guangdong province, was transformed into the latest epicentre of China's social revolution. For more than a year, Dongzhou villagers have complained that the local government had ...

  2. Prison terms for Dongzhou rioters

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou and Kristine kwok But chief who ordered police to open fire only sacked Twelve residents of Guangdong's Dongzhou village were yesterday jailed for up ... ordered officers to open fire was sacked and three other senior law-enforcement officials reprimanded. Seven of the 19 villagers who stood trial on Monday in Haifeng- which like Dongzhou also ...

  3. Calm returns to Lufeng after two days of riots

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Violence subsided in Lufeng yesterday even as angry villagers continued to seethe over a reported government land sale that sparked two days of rioting in the Guangdong city. The riots, which involved anywhere from hundreds to thousands, depending on different accounts, began early Wednesday morning with a protest outside the Wukan party headquarters ...

  4. Villagers forced to sign 'hush form' over shootings

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... promising not to talk to 'outsiders' about the conflict, a victim's relative said yesterday. Police fired on protesters in Dongzhou village on December 6 as they voiced opposition ... member of his foster son's family in Dongzhou was forced to sign the statement, including Lin's mother, Jiang Miao, while plainclothes officials had camped outside her home to monitor ...

  5. Shanwei villagers seethe at ill-treatment in land grab

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan On the surface, peace seems to have returned to the sleepy fishing village of Dongzhou, where police killed at least three protesters and injured scores more late last year. ... in Dongzhou have been banned from travelling overseas. These bad officials are still coming to my house every day to warn me not go out to protest over my son's death,' she said. However, ...

  6. Wukan villagers defer planned protest

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhu Mingguo, this morning. Village leader Lin Zuluan said the protesters agreed not to march to the city government on three conditions. 'The government needs to agree to recognise ... elections that have led to months of protests in Wukan. Just before 7.30pm yesterday, villagers received a mass SMS from the Lufeng city government detailing Zhu's latest concessions. It said ...

  7. Villagers out in force in protest over land grab

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in protest at what they said were unfulfilled promises by authorities over illegal land seizures without compensation. The protest came two months after villagers and police squared off in a massive ... their windows smashed. The protests over land grabs then spread to neighbouring communities. In the wake of the riots, Wukan residents were promised that a government-led task force would look ...

  8. Protesting villagers killed 'by mistake'

    Posted Dec 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in their own village. It was hoped the protests at the Shigongzhai plant would pressure officials to offer Dongzhou's villagers more compensation for land acquired to build the coal plant. ... Staff Reporters Warning shots fired in dark, chaotic situation, say officials Three Guangdong villagers were killed by mistake and eight injured because a hard core of protesters incited ...

  9. Guangdong villagers prepare to take protest over land grab to the capital

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Villagers in Foshan, Guangdong province, are planning to take their protest against a land grab by local officials to Beijing, hoping to take advantage of a relaxation ... with the growing number of protests on the mainland. 'Force should only be used in cases where protesters violate laws and should be avoided as it could just escalate the clashes,' the newspaper ...

  10. News - China - OBITUARY

    Tiananmen Square protests veteran Chen Ziming dies in Beijing

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:31am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Chen Ziming,jailed for his role in Tiananmen demonstrations, has died of cancer in the capital Veteran of the June 4 protests dies in Beijing Chen Ziming, the veteran pro-democracy activist and one of the leading figures in the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, has died, a close friend said. Chen died at his home after suffering from cancer, fellow ...




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