Villagers in Wukan have new victory to celebrate

Villagers in Wukan, the Guangdong village that received international media attention for residents' successful struggle with the local government over land rights, have scored another victory, as one of the protest leaders was appointed party secretary for the village ye

Monday, 16 January, 2012, 12:00am

Wary Haimen waits for answers on power plant

After a week of protests in front of the Haimen town government complex and the nearby Shenzhen-Shantou expressway, people are resuming the normal routines of small-town life.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Haimen enters fourth day of confrontation

Tension continued to escalate in Haimen, Guangdong, yesterday with more than 6,000 villagers opposed to construction of a power plant shouting slogans and holding banners in a fourth day of confrontation with riot police near the Shenzhen-Shantou highway.

The offciers responded with volleys of tear gas.

24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Police use tear gas on third day of protest

Several thousand furious residents confronted riot police in Haimen township, Shantou, for a third day yesterday. The authorities tried to drive them away with volleys of tear gas.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Protests rage in Haimen despite huge police presence

Broken beer bottles, bricks, stones and masks used to protect protesters from tear gas littered the streets of the township of Haimen, in Shantou, eastern Guangdong, yesterday as several thousand angry residents staged a second day of protests against plans to build another large power plant nearby.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am