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  1. Shanghai protests intensify after fall of party boss

    Posted Oct 05th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai has broken up at least two large protests in the past week after the sacking of the city's party secretary, Chen Liangyu, as residents seized ... since Mr Chen's removal for corruption was announced on September 25. Under his administration, police kept a tight grip on public protests. In what was believed to be the largest protest ...

  2. Shanghai shopkeepers stage protest over leases

    Posted Sep 04th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... swindled them when they bought their properties and misled them over land-use rights. Witnesses said the protesters sat on the footpath in Nanjing Road on Tuesday holding signs. Police allowed the protest to take place but kept onlookers away. The stall operators said they paid two private firms, the Jiulong Company and Ziran Arts Design Company, up to 120,000 yuan (HK$112,800) per square ...

  3. Protests unlikely to force Chen to quit, says expert

    Posted Sep 16th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai A series of noisy protests against Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian which have gripped Taipei over the past week were unlikely to force him to step down despite ... 'People in the green forces have condemned Chen. A lot of people are unhappy with his presidency, but that doesn't mean they want him to come down,' he added. The protests were in part ...

  4. Scandal lends momentum to protests over low benefits

    Posted Sep 27th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai An army of elderly people has held weekly demonstrations outside Shanghai government offices for the past three years to protest against low pension benefits. ... mismanagement of Shanghai's social security fund lent new momentum into the long-running protests. Revelations that the city's former labour bureau chief, Zhu Junyi, lent massive sums ...

  5. Return our homes, say Shanghai protesters

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... yesterday for the second day in a row, chanting slogans and waving handwritten signs protesting over housing disputes. The protesters shouted 'Government robbers return our housing' ... tomorrow. Public protests are rare in Shanghai, though residents have staged a series of rallies over compensation packages offered for being evicted from their homes to make way for property ...

  6. Housing-eviction protesters detained

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai At least 100 people have been detained in Shanghai during the past week over their involvement in a series of protests against housing evictions, an international human rights group said yesterday. The protests, held across the street from a building used for legislative and Communist Party meetings, started in the middle of last month and continued ...

  7. Pollution protests a powder keg, say activists

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... richest provinces. But they have something else in common: in the past four months, all have witnessed violent protests against polluting factories. Although the provincial government has improved living standards, residents remain angry over perceived health threats. The protests have highlighted flaws with Zhejiang's economic model and shown the government it cannot ignore ...

  8. Special police units to counter protests and terrorism threats

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai The mainland plans to form special police units in 36 key cities to handle a growing number of protests and counter potential terrorism. The Ministry of Public Security had backed the move to improve the capability of the police 'under new circumstances', Xinhua reported. In recent months, the mainland has seen a surge in protests caused ...

  9. Blackout sparks protest in Shanghai

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai More than 1,000 people protesting about a power blackout blocked traffic in a Shanghai neighbourhood, residents and local media said yesterday. It was one of three blackout protests in the city on Monday night, highlighting government worries that electricity shortages could affect social stability as well as Shanghai's businesses. Officials ...

  10. Police detain housing protesters

    Posted Jan 18th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai police detained dozens of people protesting over housing compensation outside the city's legislative building yesterday. Witnesses said authorities bundled more than 20 people onto buses as Shanghai opened the yearly meeting of an advisory body to the legislature. The full legislature will start its five-day session today. The protesters were ...




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