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  1. News - China

    Police hold Guangdong car protest sticker printer

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 03:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... and “Say No to corruption!”, the state-owned Global Times said, and was detained by the authorities. But no protest took place and the detention has raised concerns among lawyers, who say ... identified the car owner as Zhu Fu 4321, and said the detention was for “inciting and planning illegal gatherings, protests marches and demonstrations and refusing to listen to warnings”. It added ...

  2. News - China

    Protesters' land vigil continues in Shangpu, Guangdong

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Protesters continue land vigil Villagers were locked in a tense stand-off with police yesterday after angry protests over land rights. Residents of Shangpu, ... sides are in a stalemate, but there is no more fighting. Police have blocked roads to keep other people away Hired thugs employed by local officials attempted to remove the protesters on Sunday, ...

  3. News - China - PROTEST

    No end in sight to stand-off in Guangdong village over land deal

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... they claimed were sent by the village Communist Party chief and a business tycoon after they protested against a land deal. Now, on the eve of the annual session of the National People's Congress, ... by villagers," said one of the protest leaders, adding: "The village chief should represent our interests, but he doesn't." Locals fear that once the NPC ends, authorities will move ...


    Police stop anti-Japan protests in bigger Guangdong cities

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau, Joyce Ng

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou and Joyce Ng Riot officers block demonstrators in the bigger Guangdong cities, but protesters in second-tier towns have their way Protesters meet police resistance Anti-Japan demonstrations took an unusual turn in Guangdong yesterday, with protests in key cities met by a strong police presence while those in smaller cities were allowed to run their course. ...

  5. War veterans in pensions protest

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cost of living. A scuffle broke out after police tried to restrain the protesters, with at least one veteran taken away by ambulance. Surveillance of petitioners and rights activists has been ... and police as officers from Yuexiu district tried to block reporters from covering the protest. An unconscious elderly man was carried away on a stretcher. Riot police and uniformed security ...

  6. 'Wukan-style' protests lead to trio's suspension

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... response since villagers staged a 'Wukan-style' protest against illegal land occupation and alleged corruption last month. Villagers said officials from the Jiahe sub-district met ... for protest leader Xue Jinbo, who died in police custody last year aged 43. The eastern Guangdong fishing village had protested for months over corruption. Zhuang Liehong, a recently elected village ...

  7. Protests rage in Haimen despite huge police presence

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam in Haimen fiona.tam@scmp.com Broken beer bottles, bricks, stones and masks used to protect protesters from tear gas littered the streets of the township of Haimen, in Shantou, eastern Guangdong, yesterday as several thousand angry residents staged a second day of protests against plans to build another large power plant nearby. Police cars were smashed and the plaque ...

  8. Wukan protest leaders released

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Wukan mimi.lau@scmp.com Two leaders of a mass protest against illegal land grabs in the Guangdong fishing village of Wukan were released on bail yesterday. One broke down in tears when he heard that fellow protester Xue Jinbo had died in custody. Hong Ruichao was arrested at the Renmin restaurant in Wukan along with Xue and Zhang Jiancheng on December ...

  9. Protesters halt power plant

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... photos showed dozens of armed riot police lined up along a road, and protesters surrounding a government building. Residents blocked the Haimen section of the Shenzhen-Shantou expressway leading ... of a traffic accident. Authorities in Haimen could not be contacted yesterday. But protesters dispersed in the afternoon after the government said it would temporarily suspend construction. One Haimen ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Online campaign for release of Guangdong democracy activist Liu Yuandong gathers pace

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 06:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... was detained in February after he participated in a protest in the provincial capital of Guangzhou condemning North Korea’s nuclear test. His arrest has incited a movement online. In one photo, a group of seven men are seen at night holding a white banner with black handwritten characters. "What crime has Liu Yuandong committed when protesting against the nuclear test?" the banner said. ...




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