The atmosphere was more street carnival than riot, with people of all ages – many of them barely born when she left office in 1990 – dancing, playing tambourines, blowing whistles and horns.Sunday, 14 April, 2013, 3:52pm
The protest began after a bus driver and a private car driver got into a heated altercation on a crowded road in Northern Chongqing District, Boxun.com reported. According to witnesses, the two drivers clashed over who had the right of way.14 Feb 2013 - 9:45am 1 comment
This move came as the Egyptian cabinet approved a draft law that would allow Mursi to deploy the armed forces on the streets "to participate with the police in preserving security and protecting vital establishments".29 Jan 2013 - 3:59am
Laws designed to protect maids ignored
I could not agree more with Geoff Carey's letter regarding the vulnerability of domestic helpers in Hong Kong ("Maids will be at mercy of agencies", January 1).
I especially want to direct attention to his point that Hong Kong does have rule of law, "but its effectiveness depends on enforcement".7 Jan 2013 - 2:36am 3 comments
Protests in Hong Kong are seemingly a numbers game, their success gauged against the benchmark anti-government rally on July 1, 2003, that pulled more than 500,000 people on to the streets. That demonstration marked the beginning of the end for then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa's administration, giving the impression that the figure is what it takes to force a resignation.3 Jan 2013 - 4:21am 2 comments
On thousands turning out for Sunday's pro-government rally:
Bjorn Berg - I've heard so many bad things about groups like Caring Hong Kong Power and the Hong Kong Youth Care Association Limited, it would be great if the SCMP would do a detailed feature on them to answer questions about who they are, who supports them.2 Jan 2013 - 2:52am
Unlike elsewhere in the world, where 2013 has been celebrated with joy and festivity, Hong Kong has ushered in the new year with politically charged rallies and protests. Yesterday, tens of thousands of people from two opposing camps took to the street to demonstrate for and against the embattled chief executive.2 Jan 2013 - 9:03am
Rally organisers and political groups could run out of quotas for roadside fund-raising stalls at the annual June 4 night vigil and July 1 march following new government measures to limit licence applications.
The new rules, contained in an attachment to the temporary hawker licence application form the groups must complete, were introduced in July last year but not publicised.1 Jan 2013 - 7:38am
Our fine tradition of staging peaceful and orderly demonstrations has been called into question once again. On Sunday, a march in support of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying turned rowdy, with individual participants clashing with some anti-Leung activists. Television footage showed two journalists covering the event in Victoria Park were also mobbed by angry protesters.1 Jan 2013 - 3:17am 4 comments
Hong Kong is arguably the best example of how the right to demonstrate is exercised to the fullest under Chinese rule. With protest figures reaching thousands each year, hardly a day goes by without someone taking to the street. Thankfully, the demonstrators are largely law-abiding. Police officers also try their best to facilitate proceedings while maintaining law and order.19 Nov 2012 - 3:24am