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  1. Sydney suburb still seething over boys' deaths

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney The parched lawns, picket fences and neat bungalows are straight out of the set of Neighbours, but Macquarie Fields is a world away from the laid-back lifestyle portrayed in Australia's favourite soap opera. A depressed suburb ...

  2. Acceptance of rights replacing reflex fear of protests

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Sixteen years after the Tiananmen crackdown, has it dawned on the mainland leadership that protesters may not be out to undermine Communist Party rule but often have legitimate grievances about economic inequalities and social injustice? For the second time in a week, a top leader has openly admitted unrest is on the rise- and attributed the protests largely to economic ...

  3. Beijing sees biggest protest since 1989

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... demonstration since 1989, with more than 20,000 people taking part in a marathon 12-hour protest. They denounced what they said was Japan's whitewashing of her wartime aggression and an attempt ... boards. It was noisy and generally peaceful, but for dozens of protesters their antagonism spilled into violence. It began when several hundred demonstrators gathered outside the Hailong Plaza ...

  4. Voices of protest

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The protest alliance which organises the July 1 march says that to survive, it must embrace a wider range of issues, and not focus on marches and direct voting as the political parties want. What should it do? Write to us ...

  5. Riots victim favours clean slate for leftists

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung A victim of the 1967 riots supports clearing the criminal records of those jailed during the disturbances for non-violent offences. Cheng Yin-fun, injured during a bomb attack in Whitty Street, Sai Ying Pun, in July 1967, said the riots were h ...

  6. Protests fall, but average remains at three a day

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Hong Kong had 23 per cent fewer protest assemblies and marches last year than in 2003, according to police figures. But there was still an average of three protests ... seen public discontent in the form of protests as a symptom of economic problems rather than the desire for change in policies or for democratic reform. But a University of Hong Kong professor ...

  7. How rigid crowd control measures backfired

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao and Vivian Wu When the crowd of noisy protesters was blocked off in the city's northwestern university district, no one, including the police, would have expected the violence witnessed later in the day. The protest was largely peaceful until the police, who had diverted the marchers to a less crowded area in Zhongguancun, confronted demonstrators who insisted ...

  8. Mainland official hails bloody riots as a sign of democracy

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei in Beijing Vice-minister says protests inevitable as country undergoes huge changes Violent protests by the mainland's farmers are inevitable due to the country's ... as a sign of democracy. While stressing that he did not approve of using violence, the recent spate of protests demonstrated that farmers now knew how to protect their rights and interests, said Mr ...

  9. first person

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... ministerial conference in Hong Kong in December. He says the threat posed by anti-globalisation protesters is being underestimated. It is not a question of whether there will be trouble at the WTO meeting. It is 100 per cent certain that there will be trouble. It is just a matter of how violent these demonstrations get and what degree the protesters push it to. There are going ...

  10. Guangzhou police avert department store rally

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Guangzhou police took several anti-Japan protesters into custody and persuaded dozens of others to leave a protest site yesterday, saying their actions were illegal. Several hundred people were outside China Plaza- where Japanese department store Jusco has a branch- waiting for the shopping centre to open when a group of about 20 protesters arrived. ...




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