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  1. News - China - DISSENT

    Chinese journalist Gao Yu maintains innocence on eve of trial for leaking state secrets

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:13am by Verna Yu

    ... by Beijing mayor Chen Xitong on the suppression of the protest movement credited a pro-reform article by Gao as setting the "political programme for unrest and rebellion". In 1993, Gao ...

  2. News - China

    The day that changed everything- June 4, 1989

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Purged officials and intellectuals recall devastating effect the crackdown of 24 years ago had on their own lives and their country's political future. ...

  3. News - China - REFORM

    Authorities can choose the easy or hard road to change, says editor

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:20am by Verna Yu, Kathy Gao

    ... With this in mind, officials should not feel jittery over the possibility of giving up the Communist Party's political monopoly, he added. But if they dragged their feet and waited until protests ...

  4. News - China

    Tiananmen taboo: how crackdown snuffed out any prospect of reform

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:57am by Verna Yu

    ... military crackdown on protesters in June 1989- which killed hundreds, and perhaps more than 2,000 demonstrators- fuelled further corruption, inequality, and sowed the seeds of discontent and social ... of leaders have shown no signs that they wish to liberalise the nation's politics, he says. When soldiers opened fire on the Beijing protesters on the night of June 3, 1989, it was "an ...

  5. News - China

    ‘Learn from Mandela’: Party elder urges China to release truth about Tiananmen for national healing

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 07:14pm by Verna Yu

    ... in conflict-torn countries. ”Mandela has set a good precedent,” Du said. “The truth must be investigated and announced, [and] then you can have a reconciliation.” The military crackdown on protesters from ...

  6. News - China

    How Tiananmen spurred veteran lawyer to defend activists when no-one else dared

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 01:22pm by Verna Yu

    ... 3, just hours before troops descended on Beijing to suppress protesters. Cao was secretly detained for nearly a year in Beijing’s Qincheng Prison, during which time he was repeatedly ...

  7. News - China - JUNE 4

    Human rights lawyer among four detained over Tiananmen commemoration event

    Posted May 06th 2014, 01:26pm by Verna Yu, Keith Zhai

    ... took part in the Tiananmen protests as a student in 1989, was criminally detained yesterday at the Beijing Number One Detention Centre for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble", ...

  8. News - China

    The man who questioned Mao: Hu Yaobang's colleagues look back

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Hu Yaobang, the liberal leader whose death sparked the Tiananmen Square protests, encouraged the public to reassess Maoist dogma The man who questioned Mao After ... efforts. The greatest achievement of Hu Yaobang- the country's liberal leader whose death sparked the massive Tiananmen protests of 1989- was to clear millions of political victims of false ...

  9. Hundreds protest over planned incinerator

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... witnesses and protesters said. Chanting slogans and singing, about 400 people gathered early outside a city management committee office. They later moved to city government headquarters. Some ... protect green Guangzhou' while others wore surgical masks or dressed in T-shirts emblazoned with environmental slogans. One protester wore a gas mask. Among the crowd were dozens of residents ...

  10. News - China

    Xu Zhiyong's fight for a freer society

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:24am by Verna Yu

    ... eight months later, fellow activists staged their first rally demanding state officials disclose their financial affairs. Xu continued to protest with migrants who were asking ... in April last year and formally arrested in August. Police accused him of "organising, masterminding and implementing" at least seven protests last year. Last Wednesday he was tried ...




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