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  1. Displaced residents protest outside military's headquarters

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo More than 100 people staged a peaceful protest in front of the Central Military Commission building in inner Beijing yesterday morning, against what they said was unfair compensation for moving out of their neighbourhood. Protesters were aware the rally would not yield any immediate results, given past experiences, but they insisted on taking to the street. 'We ...

  2. Protest by 'Long Hair', activists at minister's home ruled unlawful

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Lawmaker 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung and five housing activists have been found guilty of protesting unlawfully outside the Happy Valley home of Michael Suen ... a resident's right to privacy in his home. Mr Lam said the six defendants had misunderstood their rights to protest and ignored the right of residents to privacy. Kwun Tong Court heard that the protest ...

  3. Security officials at parks' 'protest zones' in the dark

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing With less than two weeks before the Olympics begin, operators and police at the three Beijing parks designated as official protest zones are in the dark about the arrangements. The security director of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, Liu Shaowu, said on Wednesday that protest zones would be set up at three parks- Ritan in Chaoyang, Purple ...

  4. Five held over 'die-in' protest in Tiananmen

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson and Stephen Chen in Beijing Protesters continued their programme of Olympic disruption yesterday with domestic and overseas demonstrators again playing cat and mouse with the authorities in Beijing. Five international protesters were detained after staging a so-called 'die-in' in front of the pole flying the national flag in Tiananmen Square. The group of three ...

  5. Soldiers and police hold two-day anti-terrorism exercise in Tibet

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... to test the quick response of the police and other government units. Tibet was rocked by anti-government protests in March in riots that left at least 18 civilians and one policeman dead. The protests triggered demonstrations in cities including Paris and London during the global legs of the Olympic torch relay. ...

  6. Tech-savvy activists gain edge over junta

    Posted Apr 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Last year's protests in Myanmar represented a 'special case' for the National Endowment for Democracy, allowing far deeper engagement than the non-profit group ... of non-violent protest. While some teachings covered the broader philosophy of non-violent action- knowing your opponent's strengths and weakness, and acting accordingly- it was also practical, ...

  7. Under new rules, police face sack if they mishandle petitioners, riots

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Authorities are tightening the leash on police fter riots sparked by alleged police injustice. Several government agencies are saying for the first time that officers will be held to account for abuses of power and use of excessive force in dea ...

  8. Beijing spells out the rules for protesters during the Games

    Posted Aug 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing has issued a detailed list of procedures to follow for those wanting to hold public protests during the Olympic Games. The move comes after an activist was detained and sent home while trying to lodge an application to stage a demonstration in one of three designated protest zones. Protest organisers will have to submit an application to the relevant ...

  9. Protesters face off outside lecture hall

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Tokyo Flag-waving and slogan-chanting Japanese and Chinese protesters shouted at each other yesterday outside the lecture hall where President Hu Jintao was giving a speech at Waseda University. The university did not publicise Mr Hu's visit, but that did not stop hundreds of emotional Japanese protesters from turning up to chant slogans such as 'free Tibet, ...

  10. Workers flown home following African protest

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... flight after being involved in a violent protest against their Chinese employer that led to two deaths and four injuries in Equatorial Guinea. The workers flew back on a China Southern Airlines ... recently and clashed with riot police. Two workers were killed and four injured. It was not clear how the protest started. A mainland diplomat told The Beijing News that it was a 'labour ...




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