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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Order restored after factory protest

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... tearing down the fence and throwing rocks at trucks. There were no fresh protests yesterday but the situation remained tense, with anger simmering among the parents of lead-poisoned children. ... many police today and protesters are simply not able to get close to the factory,' said the owner of a convenience shop near the plant. A Sunjianantou villager who took part ...

  4. Villagers call off toxic leak protest

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Another large protest over deadly metal leaks from a chemical plant in Liuyang city, Hunan province, which has killed at least five people, was narrowly averted ... taking to the streets again following a mass protest against metal poisoning last week. Local residents said dozens of Liuyang city and Zhentou township officials, led by Liang Zhong, the mayor ...

  5. Sichuan tightens security to prevent relatives protesting

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of the disaster today. The increased security comes amid reports of planned protests by parents who lost their children. Yingxiu, the epicentre of the May 12 earthquake, has been cordoned off ahead ... if they insisted on going ahead with their protests. Sources said Mr Hu made a surprise visit to the site of Beichuan's new middle school yesterday, where a ground-breaking ceremony for the 200 ...

  6. Vietnam protests over Chinese 'invasion plans'

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Greg Torode and Shi Jiangtao Beijing dismisses online threats Vietnam has formally protested to China over so-called 'invasion plans' appearing on mainland websites that purport ... objects to anti-Beijing protests in Hanoi and then Vietnam feels it must react to something like this,' Dr Thayer said. Current Vietnamese military strategy has long been geared towards ...

  7. One campaign 'won't end protests'

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... at improving the quality of incompetent Communist Party cadres will only help to reduce the increasing number of protests over rampant corruption rather than fix the problem entirely, a senior official ... leadership over a growing spate of riots and protests across the country. China saw more than 74,000 mass protests involving a total of 3.67 million people last year. He said he believed ...

  8. News - China - GREEN MATTERS

    Eco-warrior Liu Futang bears brunt of indifference

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the authorities' actions are a desperate bid to coerce Liu. They say the real reason behind Liu's trial was his prominent involvement in the mass protests in April against a government plan to build ... villagers clashed with thousands of riot police. Local authorities imposed sweeping bans on media coverage of the bloody protests, but Liu detailed the event in his latest book, The Tears of Hainan ...

  9. Latest Urumqi unrest weighs on party boss

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... for Wang to step down. Protesters blamed him for failing to protect them from the bloody clashes in early July and again failing to stop mysterious syringe attacks that have caused panic ... of the beleaguered party boss, who has been in charge of the region since 1994, the latest protests are bound to put pressure on him. 'Wang must be sacked because he underestimated the scale ...

  10. Beijing promises funds for Tibet

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing has vowed to step up economic support for Tibet , which has yet to recover from mass anti-government protests early this year, in its latest bid to woo ... economic leverage had long been used to dilute political disputes over Beijing's rule in Tibet and enhance the legitimacy of its control of the Himalayan region. At least eight small protests ...




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