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  1. News - China

    Kunming mayor stays true to his promise and opens microblog account

    Posted May 17th 2013, 10:47am by Patrick Boehler

    ... capital. Li had promised to open the account on Thursday, when he met with hundreds of protesters on Kunming's streets. The angry crowd had ignored official intimidation to voice ... in the making. Protesters were concerned about the environmental impact of the gas refinery, which was given the go-ahead in March, particularly over its emissions of carcinogenic paraxylene- a ...

  2. Business - China Business - CIVIL UNREST

    Anti-Japanese protests hurting businesses

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 03:25am by Celine Sun, Bloomberg

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing and Bloomberg Japanese-related companies have either shut down or suspended production in wake of the wave of violent protests across China Escalating anti-Japanese protests in China are hurting Japanese-related companies, forcing them to either shut down operations or suspend production on the mainland in order to protect their employees and property. ...

  3. News - China - CRIME

    Zhu Baosheng among more than 10 protesters who face criminal charges

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Zhu Baosheng is among more than 10 who face prosecution for storming a government building Qidong protest leaders facing criminal charges More than 10 people who ... a T-shirt with anti-pollution slogans during the protest. Zhu, 43, is accused of "assembling crowds to attack a state organ" and will stand trial today, according to his lawyer, Zhang ...

  4. News - China - CHINA

    China clamps down on Tibetan burning protests

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 05:52pm

    ... wave of Tibetan self-immolation protests against Chinese rule by clamping down even harder – criminalising the suicides, arresting protesters’ friends and even confiscating thousands of satellite TV dishes. The harsh measures provide an early indication that the country’s new leadership is not easing up on Tibet despite the burning protests and international condemnation. ...

  5. 'Allies' best kept at the fringes

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... and why they seem not to care about the alienation of public opinion. League members, and others in this ultra-radical camp, argue that their protests reflect growing frustration with the government and impatience over its refusal to listen to public opinion. They also say, with some justification, that police tactics are increasingly curtailing the freedom to protest. This is most ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ningbo protests against growth at any cost

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Heed Ningbo call for change China's days of pursuing growth above all else are over. Protest upon protest over industrial projects that citizens see as damaging ... halted the expansion, scrapping a controversial facility, and promised public consultations and greater transparency. It would seem a victory for protesters, but not all residents see ...

  7. News - China

    Taiwan protests over new mainland passports

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com New travel documents feature pictures of popular Taiwanese scenic attractions Taiwan in protest over mainland passports Taiwan yesterday protested against the mainland for printing maps and pictures of the island in its new passports, calling their inclusion not only provocative but harmful to cross-strait relations. President Ma ...


    Protests over Diaoyu islands turn violent outside Japanese embassy

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Keith Zhai

    ... Teddy Ng and Keith Zhai in Beijing Activists clash with police outside Japanese embassy as anger over islands sweeps mainland Protests over Japan claimto Diaoyus turn violent Protests against Japan's claim to disputed islands in the East China Sea swept China yesterday. Some turned violent, with protesters throwing rocks and bottles at the Japanese embassy in Beijing ...




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