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  1. 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 ...

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    Aggression is not part of national character

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Xi Jinping's reiteration of his vision for peaceful development should help reassure neighbours in a time of rising regional tensions Aggression not part of character The timing speaks volumes. On Thursday, while anti-China protests in Vietnam turned deadly, leaving at least two Chinese nationals dead and hundreds of factories damaged, President Xi Jinping ...

  3. Escalating outcry poses threat to Japanese trade, investments

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

    ... Wang Xiangwei As an old Chinese proverb goes, 'a single spark can start a prairie fire', and sparks are indeed flying, with anti-Japan protests in several mainland cities looking set to spread and intensify. While the protests have been largely peaceful, they have taken an ominous turn with protesters targeting Japanese shops and products. Mainland officials have more ...

  4. Enough is enough- any future protests must be carried out peacefully

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei After three weekends of emotionally charged and sometimes violent anti-Japan protests, Beijing appears ready to crack down on violence and vandalism against Japanese diplomatic missions and Japanese-owned businesses. It is about time. The way the Beijing leadership has handled the protests in main cities has been criticised even by mainland academics ...

  5. Mainland interpreting subtle messages from Taipei's protest march

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... officials have so far refrained from commenting, although Xinhua carried commentaries before and after the protest in which analysts accused the island's leadership of misleading the Taiwanese ...

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    Jiang Zemin's backing of Xi not coincidence

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... to the violent ethnic unrest in Xinjiang . It reminded people of how Deng Xiaoping set his sights on Hu as a successor in the 1980s after learning of Hu's resolute crackdown on violent protests ...

  7. Tsang has to find right tools quickly to finish the job

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... to make the connection directly and publicly, the size of the annual protest will be a crude indicator of general public support for Mr Tsang and his government, judging from previous protests ... be said about the equally strong protest last year. Now with Mr Tung gone and Mr Tsang's honeymoon having just started, the number of protesters on the streets this Friday should ...

  8. Cranking up the propaganda for commemoration

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Since the emotionally charged and sometimes violent anti-Japan protests erupted throughout the mainland last month, observers had been waiting to see how Beijing would ... economic development, as it is wary of further weakening already strained Sino-Japanese ties. However, the notice did not state how Beijing would prevent further violent protests against Japan. ...

  9. A triumph, but Beijing still needs to lift its game

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Games in history: in matters from small details like improving the awfully inadequate supply of meals for spectators to more serious political issues like the lack of protests in the three ... athletes. Moreover, the mainland can definitely do better in being a magnanimous host in dealing with the politically sensitive issues like protests and the expression of different views. Under ...

  10. Cool heads needed on both sides to avert a cold war

    Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The anti-Japanese protests have been largely peaceful and controlled, compared to demonstrations of a similar scale in western countries. Angry protesters threw eggs, ... protests. The truth is they may share the protesters' sentiments, but do not agree with their approach. Sino-Japanese relations have deteriorated in recent years because of Japanese Prime ...




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