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  1. Riots provide bleak picture of society's ills

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... struck a six-year-old Han girl in Zhongmou county, Henan, sparking a riot that left at least seven dead. A number of other riots, protests and petitions have been reported over the past few ... textile factory in Bengbu city, Anhui, blocked the streets demanding better pensions. Labour protests involving thousands of people were also held in Shenzhen and Dongguan. Non-governmental ...

  2. 'Li Peng Tiananmen book blocked'

    Posted Mar 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... details how leaders in the central government were divided over what to do about the protests. Mr Li reportedly wrote that when 100,000 students gathered at Tiananmen Square on April 22, 1989, demanding the chance to deliver a petition to the then-premier in person, he did not mean to ignore the protesters, a move which enraged the crowd. Mr Li wrote that he was at the Great Hall ...

  3. Reason to be proud

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... and orderly, they were also willing to help those who needed assistance. The protest march is the best evidence that our community is politically mature and deserves greater democracy in the form ... a more friendly face, in a bid to lower the turnout at the protest march. The gesture to communicate with activists resulted in a rift within the democratic camp. Those sectors which benefited ...

  4. 'An ultimatum was finally delivered, with an official warning: if you don't leave, we will remove you'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Post photographer Martin Chan was a witness to the chaotic impasse between police and protesters at government HQ Students had already erected two tents inside the grounds when I arrived ... carried away one protester, the supporters became agitated and tried to push their way through the main gate, only to be barred by a human chain formed by police. The chaotic scenes lasted ...

  5. Tiananmen doctor back in Beijing

    Posted Mar 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and protesters during the NPC session, had given rise to concerns about his safety. Describing the Tiananmen crackdown as 'the most brutal suppression in Chinese modern history', he called ...

  6. Organisers of rival January 1 protests vow to keep distance

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Organisers of Saturday's march against government collusion with business yesterday urged people not to be scared off the streets by rival protest groups, saying ... was confident the protest would run smoothly. 'The fact that I did urge people not to march does not mean I would not support it... Since police have now said they would see to the arrangement, ...

  7. Protests: share the blame

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Protesters have sparked an outcry that police should not use violence against them. More astonishingly, some have invoked the Tiananmen Square crackdown. I appreciate that they are defending the freedom to protest and the right to personal safety, but have they considered the position of police? Their protest last week blocked the entrance to the Central Government Offices, ...

  8. Protest violence does nothing to further cause

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was all the more powerful. Yesterday's ugly clash between police and protesters at the Central Government Offices presented a very different image of our city. A relatively small band of protesters forced a confrontation and 12 people were injured in the violence that followed. Those who participated in this foolish enterprise should understand that all they have achieved is to bring ...

  9. Protest count an abuse of unit's role, say critics

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... over a pro-democracy protest count, while police unions and academics questioned the survey's accuracy. One police union dismissed the survey commissioned by the think-tank ... on Tuesday that the survey found only 7,627 demonstrators took part in Sunday's protest against the National People's Congress Standing Committee's interpretation of the Basic Law. ...

  10. Mega protest

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cloe Lai Residents of Kennedy Road stage a protest yesterday outside the Town Planning Board's offices against Hopewell Holdings' plans to build a $4-billion hotel in Wan Chai. ... on Queen's Road East and Ship Street. About 70 protesters joined the rally at the North Point Government Offices. ...




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