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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Making noise- the intrinsic protest of rock bands in Beijing

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

    ... Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore In Beijing, bands rock'n'roll but with Chinese characteristics, writes Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore Subtle noises "The place is very rock'n'roll," Ben Ben says, gazing out from behind her page-boy fring ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing couple's tap water protest goes down the plughole

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Husband and wife change their minds after dismissing the quality of the capital's supply Beijing's tap water is OK, say complaining couple A Beijing couple who said last week that they had not drunk tap water f ...

  3. Protest after Japanese pair stage landing

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Beijing has protested to Tokyo after two Japanese politicians landed on the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea on Thursday, ahead ... Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said in Beijing yesterday. 'China has made solemn representations and protests to Japan.' On Wednesday, Taiwan's coastguard blocked an attempt by its ...

  4. Residents say protests are ongoing

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Residents, however, said at least two people died as the protest turned into a riot on Tuesday. The official word out of Chongqing was that the crowd had dispersed and social order had been restored ... Committee of the Communist Party for serious violations of party discipline. Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, is being investigated over the death of Briton Neil Heywood. Although the protest ...

  5. Dissident Ni Yulan jailed 32 months over protest

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Disabled land-rights activist Ni Yulan (pictured) was sentenced to two years and eight months in jail by a Beijing court yesterday on charges including fraud and inciting a disturbance. Ni's husband, retired tea ...

  6. Composer of 'June 4' song jailed for fraud

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The composer of one of the most popular songs commemorating protesters who died during the June 4 incident was sentenced yesterday to life imprisonment ... students who protested in Tiananmen Square in 1989, as they were seeking an end to rampant nationwide corruption and for the implementation of a democratic political system. Over the past 22 years, ...

  7. Beijing sees a handy straw man in 'Occupy Wall Street' protests

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and considered them 'thought-provoking'. For the mainland media, which usually cling to orthodox ideology, the protest on Wall Street offers a rare opportunity to proclaim China's ... The paper said the American protesters were voicing the country's growing antagonism towards the 'unjust and unreasonable' quality of 'ugly and sinister' US capitalism. ...


    Japanese flag ripped from ambassador’s car in Beijing

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 10:17am

    ... Reuters in Beijing and Agence France-Presse in Tokyo A man ripped a Japanese flag from a car carrying Japan’s ambassador in Beijing on Monday, triggering a protest from Tokyo in the latest flare-up of a territorial row that provoked the worst anti-Japanese protests in years. The Japanese embassy issued a statement saying the ambassador, Uichiro Niwa, was unhurt in the incident. ...

  9. Activists acquitted over liaison office protest

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and threw a placard and a large bottle of white powder behind the office's north gate on December 28, last year. It occurred during a protest, which called for the release of jailed mainland ...

  10. Beijing touts crackdown amid land-grab protests

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Ministry of Land and Resources, and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. The statement came after large-scale protests against land-grabs in southern China's economic ...




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