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  1. Executive-led in name only

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... and aspirations of Hongkongers since the July 1, 2003 protest of half a million people. They called for the scrapping of the national security bill and the resignations of Mr Tung and Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, the minister in charge of the bill. If that protest is the major landmark in the first 10 years after the handover, that's because it led to sea changes in the city's political ...

  2. Political reality behind Hu's slogans

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... regions sprouting across the mainland and an increasing number of pollution-triggered protests reported. Although Beijing has made embarrassing admissions about its failure to honour its ...

  3. Slice of Life

    Posted Jun 05th 2007, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... on the campuses of Chiaotung and Fushan universities to protest against US support for reviving Japan. 'A few hundred students were gathered on each campus but they did not dare try to crash to [sic] ...

  4. Much still to learn from the mistakes of the past

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of society's participation in public events, even those not politically related, over the past 40 years. 'When villagers find their environment being badly polluted, they'll protest and hold ... have revived some people's nostalgia for the protests and purging of officials during the Cultural Revolution, Professor Xu said Mao's manipulation of the masses to get rid of his ...

  5. Boom may turn to bust as 'mortgage slaves' take action

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... years to protest against prices that have become unbearable. 'Are we to become mortgage slaves for the rest of our lives,' Mr Zou wrote. Within three days, 4,000 had signed up to his ... on a mortgage as the maximum in big cities worldwide. Mr Zou, 32, said that during a meeting at the end of last year, friends proposed a protest movement. He liked the idea but decided to wait ...

  6. Nuns haunted by attack in land dispute

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a November 27 street protest involving 500 clergy and Catholic worshippers in Xian, brought condemnation from the Vatican. Without the attention, two other nuns said the land dispute would have continued to drag on. But days after the protest, it was resolved- the diocese agreed to pay 6.5 million yuan for the school site with the 'playground' thrown in for free, but without ...

  7. Show you're committed to the cause, Beijing

    Posted Sep 09th 2005, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... as a serious terrorist threat. Although a minority has resorted to violent means, protests are essentially peaceful. Another area of concern has been the control and harassment of Aids activists. China ...

  8. A distant relation

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown with a quiet protest. 'Eighteen years ago, more than 10,000 marched from Chinatown to the embassy, which was joined by hundreds of British people,' said Dr Ng, who was one of the core organisers of the annual protest. 'But now, the British do not seem to care and the greater sadness is that Hong Kong people in Britain are starting to forget ...

  9. cab chat

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Elizabeth Lo Wang Kin-man, a 46-year-old taxi driver, opted out of attending yesterday's mass rally, believing that it was meaningless to march again as protesters had made their point last year Taxi ride from Mid-Levels to Quarry Bay: $60 The first reason why I didn't go on the march was because I had to work. The second was that if we repeat this march every year ...

  10. O Canada, we stand in envy of thee

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... the latest and greatest of everything imaginable and an amazing natural environment. Of course, some people from the Great White North would protest at such generalisations, saying that the tax ...




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