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China activists die in custody during stability sweep

At least two activists died in custody before or during China’s Communist Party congress and tens of thousands had their movements restricted, rights groups said on Monday.

Monday, 19 November, 2012, 3:53pm 1 comment

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1 Nov 2012 - 11:23pm

Vietnam jails musicians over songs

A Vietnamese court jailed two renowned musicians for up to six years for anti-state propaganda, one of their lawyers said, a decision that rights groups branded an outrage.

Viet Khang was given a four-year jail term while Tran Vu Anh Binh, 37 was handed a six-year sentence, lawyer Tran Vu Hai said after a short trial in Ho Chi Minh City.

31 Oct 2012 - 2:49am

Protests over industrial projects a challenge for China

Mainlanders are increasingly taking to the streets in protest over industrial development, a phenomenon analysts say is a serious challenge for local officials. In the latest case, big demonstrations in the Zhejiang city of Ningbo successfully halted a plan to expand a Sinopec petrochemical complex.

31 Oct 2012 - 12:14pm

Armed with court order, bailiffs sweep Occupy activists from HSBC site

Bailiffs and security guards evicted the final handful of "Occupy Central" activists from outside HSBC headquarters yesterday, ending their almost year-long campaign amid scuffles that left at least four people injured.

12 Sep 2012 - 9:50am 1 comment

Eviction looms for remaining Occupy protesters at HSBC site in Central

Security guards began making notes on the furniture at the Occupy Central site beneath HSBC headquarters yesterday afternoon, a hint that an attempt to evict the handful of protesters still defying a court order to leave could come soon.

30 Aug 2012 - 3:36am

'Anonymous' member arrested for hack threats

Police arrested a 21-year-old man for posting comments on the internet saying he would hack several government websites.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Hacker threatens July 1 attacks as protest

A Hong Kong member of the US-based hacking group Anonymous - who claims to have paralysed several government websites with cyber attacks - says he plans similar attacks in Hong Kong and the mainland as part of the July 1 protests.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hongkongers protest too much, methinks

Hong Kong is a city where citizens have a very high degree of freedom and rights. We have a stable political system, a clean government and a well-defined rule of law. There are many channels to voice our opinions.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Watchdog wants a say on protests

The head of the police watchdog says there is a pressing need to get it involved in helping police and protesters to communicate during demonstrations.

Jat Sew-tong, chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council, also said the watchdog could play a role in monitoring the way the force handled protests.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Duo saddle up for a 'life-changing' road trip

When Hong Kong residents Alison Price and Sue Beer embarked on their 11-day cycling trip through Cambodia's countryside, they had no idea what they would get out of it.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Police should learn how to handle today's protests

Two significant things are happening in Hong Kong. On the one hand, there is a rising tide of street protests and, on the other, there is growing official intolerance of the right to protest.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am


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5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Rita Fan refuses to apologise over June 4 comments

Ding Zilin, an advocate for parents who lost their children in the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, yesterday denounced Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai's refusal to apologise over her description of the event as 'unfortunate'.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

'Occupy Central' rally may hit Rat Race

This weekend's 'Occupy Central' campaign, which echoes anti-Wall-Street demonstrations in the United States and elsewhere, may be heading for a clash with bankers and financiers running in Sunday's annual Central Rat Race charity event.

The anti-capitalist protest is set for Saturday, from 2pm to 5pm, at a podium in Exchange Square.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am