• Fri
  • Sep 19, 2014
  • Updated: 11:07am


Kunming ex-official, 91, an unlikely leader for farmers fighting land seizures

Villagers angered by government land seizures in Yunnan province heed the rally cry of former official Yang Weijun, who in May blasted corrupt officials during a massive gathering. “We can overcome these feudal corrupt forces," he had said.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Kunming to release environment report after protests over petrochemical plant

Kunming mayor Li Wenrong said the government will listen to comments and communicate with residents about their concerns over the project and repeated a pledge to cancel it if people do not want it, the official People’s Daily said.

3 Jun 2013 - 12:48pm

Governments toughen stance on environmental protesters amid Kunming, Chengdu actions

Growth-obsessed local governments have become more sophisticated at handling rising environmental protests on the mainland, as recent cases against controversial chemical projects in southwestern cities Kunming and Chengdu show.

20 May 2013 - 7:20am

China news round-up: Kunming residents take to the streets, CCTV airs anti-Dalai Lama film

Environmental protest in KunmingYunnan Daily website* Hundreds protest, authorities provide guidance.Kunming Times*

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Hundreds join second protest in Kunming over oil refinery

Hundreds defied police orders and took to the streets of Yunnan's provincial capital Kunming yesterday to protest against an oil refinery project. Ignoring warnings that any gathering would be illegal, they started congregating near the provincial government headquarters at about 10am despite a heavy police presence.

17 May 2013 - 11:26am

Several arrests as Kunming protest over petrochemical plant ends

Hundreds gathered outside government offices on Thursday morning to protest against plans for a petrochemical plant, in the second major public display against the project.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Officials vow to stop rally over Kunming chemical plant

The authorities in Yunnan's provincial capital, Kunming, have attempted to thwart a big rally planned for Thursday to protest against a petrochemical refinery and a related paraxylene (PX) plant in nearby Anning , warning such a gathering would be illegal.

14 May 2013 - 4:41am

Kunming residents sceptical after 'chemical plant still at planning stage'

Kunming moved to allay public anger over a controversial chemical project yesterday by claiming it was still in the planning stage. But the announcement was met with scepticism, with residents planning a large protest next week.

8 May 2013 - 5:41am

Kunming residents rally against chemical plant

Hundreds protested in Kunming, Yunnan province, but a march in Chengdu, Sichuan province, was prevented by police. The rallies were timed to coincide with the anniversary of the May 4 student demonstrations in Beijing in 1919.

5 May 2013 - 5:24am

Train driver killed, another injured in freak accident on Kunming subway

A train driver was killed and another injured in a derailment yesterday during a test run on the second subway line in Kunming, Yunnan province.

9 Jan 2013 - 5:46am