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Activists demanding disclosure of Communist Party bosses' assets formally arrested

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua

Three activists who staged a protest in Beijing urging senior Communist Party officials to disclose their family assets have been formally arrested after being held for more than a month, one of their lawyers said yesterday.

Friday, 10 May, 2013, 5:12am

Diaoyus activist gives girlfriend a wedding proposal she won't forget

Yang Kuang (left) and partner-in-protest Liu Shasha met in Sichuan last month and have been inseparable since. Photo: SMP

When she and Hong Kong boyfriend Yang Kuang were hustled to a police station by five officers, mainland activist Liu Shasha heard a whisper in her ear that calmed her down.

31 Mar 2013 - 6:06am 2 comments

HK activists who went to Diaoyus are heroes, say Shenzhen protesters

Nearly 20,000 turned out for the protest, which saw clashes with the police and some damage to Japanese-made cars. Photo: David Wong

Coming from all walks of life, they assembled via online calls that spread through messaging services and major online chat rooms.

The time and route had been discussed and planned in advance - people were told to gather in front of the Saige Plaza on Shennan Boulevard in Shenzhen at 10am yesterday, and they would then march along main roads and past major landmarks.

20 Aug 2012 - 5:04am

Who said it?

Please don't hang her. I just want her to be brought home alive

An appeal to Malaysian authorities by the mother of Emma Louise L'Aiguille (above), who has been charged with drug trafficking

It has been more than three months and I have not received any news on the progress of this investigation

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Questions remain over Li's death

Having spent most of the 22 years since the June 4 crackdown in jail, labour activist Li Wangyang was relatively unknown on the mainland. It was an outcry from Hong Kong people more than anything else that prompted a review of the circumstances of his sudden death in his hospital room in Shaoyang , Hunan province last month followed by his hasty cremation.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Death of an activist

The ceramic tile facade of the eight-storey hospital where veteran democracy activist Li Wangyang spent the last months of his life fighting serious ailments and injustice, stands out in an expanse of old, red-brick residential blocks on the bank of the Zi River as it runs through Shaoyang, Hunan province .

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & Clarifications

The story headlined 'Police harass dozens of blind activist's supporters' on Page 8 yesterday said a staff member at Chen Guangcheng's local Yinan Public Security Bureau hung up the phone when a reporter mentioned activist Liu Ping's name. It should have said the person hung up when Chen's name was mentioned.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

We will continue with our work in human rights in China... We can't stop because ordinary people are still suffering, we can't stop voicing out for our own (selfish) sake

Activist Huang Qi, who was released from jail yesterday

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing's silence an ominous signal

As international pressure mounts for the release of the mainland's most famous artist-activist Ai Weiwei, Beijing's failure to respond sends an ominous signal to the country's other dissidents and liberal scholars who fear further tightening of political controls.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Reluctance to discuss June 4

Veteran democracy activist Szeto Wah was wrong when he said Hong Kong was the only place on Chinese soil where candles were lit to mark the Tiananmen crackdown.

Every June 4, Macau's activists hold a vigil at Senado Square to mourn the hundreds of students killed in the 1989 protests.

13 Jun 2006 - 12:00am