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  1. Police control county after rioting

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Police have taken control of Wengan county, Guizhou, after more than 10,000 people rioted on Saturday, setting fire to government buildings and cars to vent their anger over a schoolgirl's death, locals and state media said yesterday. Following the mainland's biggest riot this year, more than 1,500 armed police blocked all the main streets near the county government ...

  2. Thousands riot over rural-urban merger; many hurt

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Thousands of protesters in Chongqing have clashed violently with police over the merger of their district with a neighbouring county. The clashes began late on Tuesday in an area known as Wansheng district before being merged with Qijiang county to form a new district called Qijiang. Yesterday residents said that all shops had been shut ...

  3. Crackdown follows riot in Hunan

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Public assemblies and protests have been banned by officials in Xiangyin county, Hunan province, after hundreds of villagers rioted last month. The orders- issued by the local ... who violated the rules would face arrest and punishment, said copies of the orders posted on the county government's website. The orders did not indicate how many villagers had been ...

  4. News - China

    Briefs, September 29, 2012

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... city's Chenxi county, when a bus ran into a crowd of people after the driver lost control of the vehicle, municipal government officials said. Six people died at the scene and five injured were ...

  5. 26 police injured in fight with 200 oil workers, group says

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... rights organisation said yesterday. The Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said more than 200 security guards from an oilfield in Jingbian county, Shaanxi province, equipped ... deputy director Ai Heping from the county police bureau. The centre said two of his ribs were broken and that all the officers were still in hospital yesterday. Such heavy police casualties ...

  6. Vehicles torched in Guizhou rioting

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was sparked by a clash between a driver and a group of urban management officers and the beating of a woman. Official media accounts of the incident in Qianxi county on Thursday were vague ... officers involved were drunk. The official said angry mobs gathered at the county police department, county government compound and the building housing the traffic police, and some damage ...

  7. Officials head to scene of deadly riot

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Senior government and party officials were yesterday sent to Menglian county in Yunnan province to calm villagers who rioted on Saturday over a disagreement between local ... and for the results to be made public. The riots in Menglian county, an ethnic-minority border town near Myanmar, echoed the mass protests in Wengan county in Guizhou province last month when thousands ...

  8. Villagers killed in clash over medicinal fungus

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... a rights group and local people said yesterday. The incident happened on Friday when villagers from Dengpo and Sangdu in Daocheng county clashed over the collection of Chinese caterpillar fungus on a bridge in the county after the local government refused to mediate in their dispute, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said. It said some villagers in Dengpo ...

  9. Traders in clash over rent increases

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Communist Party's Guangdong provincial committee, reported on November 22 that roughly 400 residents of Wukan village, in Lufeng county, had staged a protest outside the county government ...

  10. Thousands riot over fatal beatings at timber firm

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Thousands of people rioted in Tonggu county, Jiangxi province, after two villagers were beaten to death by staff of a lumber company, and police were struggling to control the situation last night, a human rights group reported. The Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said county officials remained on high alert and have called for help from ...




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