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Political Activism

Gaza builds ship to break Israeli blockade from the inside

A ship built in Gaza will sail next year carrying Palestinian exports to international customers, and to challenge Israel's blockade from the inside out.

Friday, 5 October, 2012, 4:24am

Our dissidents' glory days are numbered

The conspicuously disappointing turnout for the July 1 march was quite expected. The pro-democracy movement believed that up to 200,000 would take part, given the high level of dissatisfaction with the Tsang administration. On top of that, they thought the high turnout on June 4 would have a knock-on effect. Such euphoria blinded them to the reality.

6 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

A sinking democratic ship

All's quiet on the political front. But that is not because the dissidents of the pro-democracy camp have stopped trying to stir up trouble.

In fact, they have tried very hard, to the point of accusing the communists (aka the central government) of infiltrating their parties and tapping their office phones.

2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Last batch of activists leaves

The last group of stranded dissidents flew to the US yesterday, ending the territory's role as a safe haven for mainland political fugitives.

Among the six was Liu Yong, stranded for 20 months, who will join his elder brother, Liu Gang, the prominent Tiananmen student leader living in New York.

30 May 1997 - 12:00am

Dissident helpers aim to stay

SOME members of Operation Yellow Bird, the dissident escape route, would prefer to stay in the territory after the handover.

A reliable source said the group, which has smuggled hundreds of dissidents from the mainland, had been offered protection if it faced persecution after the handover.

9 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Students in lawsuit over fees

GRADUATES in Sichuan have taken the unprecedented step of suing a university over what they say are excessive fees.

Students of the West China Medical University have contracted a law firm in Chengdu, capital of the province, to pursue the lawsuit, the China Youth Daily reported.

22 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Police widen net to crack down on minor dissidents

PUBLIC security agents in Beijing have widened the dragnet to haul in ''second-tier'' dissidents, or those not involved in the frontline of the pro-democracy crusade.

Sources in the dissident community said police had recently detained several intellectuals who were not running underground rings, drafting manifestoes or disseminating ''anti-government literature''.

13 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Officials step up dissident pressure

BEIJING authorities have stepped up pressure on two groups of dissidents who gathered in the Chinese capital last week for a common strategy to fight for human rights, a dissident source said yesterday.

29 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Dissident seeks cooling off period as tension grows

A SPOKESMAN for the Shanghai Association for Human Rights yesterday called for a ''cooling off'' period as tension between the authorities and the dissident community heightened over the week-long detention of dissident Zhang Xianliang.

12 Jun 1993 - 12:00am