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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

    Several arrests as Kunming protest over petrochemical plant ends

    Posted May 16th 2013, 11:59am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Hundreds gathered outside government offices on Thursday morning to protest against plans for a petrochemical plant, in the second major public display against the project. ... protesters left their contact details with the mayor's staff.  Updated 5.22pm: He says several friends could not attend the rally today, because they were instructed by their community ...

  4. News - China

    Street protest after Anhui police bust pyramid scheme

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 05:16pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Hundreds people involved in a pyramid scheme in Anhui blocked a road in Hefei, the provincial capital, to protest against a police crackdown on the scheme's operators, ... Metropolis Daily reported. Eventually the authorities persuaded the protesters to disperse peacefully. The raid by the Hefei police unit tasked with fighting pyramid schemes that sparked the protest ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...




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