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  1. Stubborn courage of Shaoyang dissidents

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Shaoyang, Hunan jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Shaoyang, in the southwest of central China's Hunan province, is an almost forgotten city despite past glories in a history ... home for the Mid-Autumn Festival were killed when their overcrowded ferry sank in a river in Shaoyang. But in reports citing witnesses and the families of victims, more liberal media, including ...

  2. News - China - ARSON

    Three killed in Hunan in arson attack over son's job refusal

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to a group of Communist Party officials. China News Service reported that the attack happened at around 10.05am when members of the Shaoyang water supply company's party committee were having their regular weekly meeting on the sixth floor of an office building. Shaoyang's propaganda authorities said retired worker Shi Yanfei, furious after the company failed to give one of her sons ...

  3. News - China - ACCIDENT

    Bus inferno kills 43 in Hunan after being hit by van carrying dangerous cargo

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:30pm by Teddy Ng

    ... operator had apparently violated traffic rules that ban such vehicles from highways late at night. The accident happened at about 3am on a major expressway near Shaoyang. The van rammed ...

  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Dissident held over Li Wangyang death moved to secret location

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... at a Shaoyang police detention centre until yesterday. His lawyer, Liu Xiaoyuan, said Zhu's family received a notice yesterday about Zhu's "residential surveillance"- which allows the police to hold a suspect but not necessarily at his home. Both Shaoyang police and prosecutors refused to say where Zhu was being held. "Because he's no longer at the detention centre, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Detention of Ming Pao journalists on mainland condemned

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... in Shaoyang, where police held the reporters for 44 hours last week. The association sent a letter to senior figures including Peng Qinghua, director of the central government's liaison office ... Zhao Baozhu, in Shaoyang on September 5. The newspaper, which published the interview on Wednesday, said the couple rejected the Hunan authorities' claim that they had been involved ...

  6. Protesters want Li death inquiry

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in jail. The local government of Shaoyang, in Hunan province, said he died 'an accidental death'. It did not describe his death as 'suicide'- the word used by Shaoyang ...

  7. Forensics experts' help sought in Li Wangyang case

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... investigation experts had been sent to Shaoyang to conduct the probe, which was launched amid mounting public demands in Hong Kong for answers over the death of Li, days after he was interviewed by Hong ... the provincial people's congress and political consultative conference will supervise its progress. The investigation comes as a stark contrast to Shaoyang officials' original statement ...

  8. Clampdown on Li Wangyang's friends goes on

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. He was found dead in a hospital in Shaoyang on June 6, a year after his release, but his family and friends have refused to accept the police explanation ... yesterday, said Zhu's wife went to the police station in Shaoyang to pick up her husband on Monday but was told he could not yet be released. Shaoyang police then called her yesterday to say ...

  9. Activist cremated 'without consent'

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Shaoyang, Hunan province. Friends of Li, 62, insisted his family had not consented to the cremation, and a legal expert said anyone who destroyed a body without consent could face imprisonment. ... body]?' the the Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy quoted an unnamed member of staff at a funeral parlour in Shaoyang as saying. The suspicious death of the activist, who spent 21 ...

  10. Police charge activist who cast doubt on suicide

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on subversion charges, according to a police document and a fellow activist. Zhu Chengzhi, 62, was charged with 'inciting subversion of state power' by police in Shaoyang, Hunan, according to an official document posted online. The police document, dated July 25, said he is being held at the Shaoyang police detention centre. Zhu's wife could not be reached for comment yesterday ...




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