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Political Riots

Five protesters on Shenzhen wanted list turn themselves in to police

Five of the 20 protesters wanted by police in Shenzhen have turned themselves in amid a high-profile crackdown aimed largely at containing the fallout from violent anti-Japanese protests, media reported yesterday.

Tuesday, 25 September, 2012, 4:17am

Eight Hong Kong activists convicted of unlawful assembly

Eight activists who were among 53 protesters arrested in a clash with police in North Point after last year's June 4 vigil were yesterday convicted of unlawful assembly, prompting claims that freedom of assembly is under threat.

22 Sep 2012 - 3:44am 2 comments

Cracks in China's stability drive

With the 18th Communist Party congress just around the corner, the government is doing everything in its power to create a picture of harmony to welcome the country's incoming leaders. But the almost non-stop outbreak of mass protests this year is severely testing its "stability maintenance" efforts.

14 Aug 2012 - 10:57am

City scraps waste pipeline after thousands protest

A city in eastern China scrapped an industrial waste pipeline after tens of thousands of anti-pollution protesters ransacked the local government headquarters, clashed with riot police and tore off the shirt of a Communist Party boss.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Whistle sparks fury

Police are investigating whether protesters are criminally liable for covering a police motorcycle with handbills and blowing a whistle by an officer's ear. The incidents happened at the July 1 march.

Photos of the two incidents have been widely circulated on the internet. They have stirred debate about the behaviour of protesters.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Police probe handbill and whistle protest incidents

Police are investigating whether protesters are criminally liable for covering a police motorbike with handbills and blowing a whistle close to an officer's ear, during the July 1 march.

Photos of the two incidents, widely circulated on the internet, have stirred heated debate about the behaviour of protesters and police during the march.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Police probe incidents on march that riled ranks

Police are investigating whether protesters are criminally liable for covering a police motorbike with handbills and blowing a whistle close to an officer's ear, during the July 1 march.

Photos of the two incidents, widely circulated on the internet, have stirred heated debate about the behaviour of protesters and police during the march.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Rumours fuel new protests in Shifang

The Sichuan city of Shifang saw renewed protests over a heavy-metal plant yesterday, as hundreds of people returned to express outrage over the handling of earlier demonstrations.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Police bike photo triggers fierce debate on internet

An increasingly fierce debate is raging online about a photograph of a police motorcycle festooned with July 1 march banners and handbills which has become a symbol of Sunday's protest.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Factory axed as Shifang heeds protesters' calls

Authorities in the Sichuan city of Shifang said yesterday they would scrap plans to build a heavy-metal processing plant after violent clashes between tens of thousands of anti-pollution protesters and riot police escalated for a third day.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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