• Fri
  • Jul 25, 2014
  • Updated: 5:17am


Scores dead as Libya protesters attack ex-rebel headquarters

At least 28 people were killed and 60 were wounded on Saturday when demonstrators attacked the headquarters in Benghazi of former rebels who had fought to oust Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 2:16pm

How big should the income gap be in Asia?

Recent riots in Sweden - by some measures the most "equal" nation on earth - raise some interesting questions about the state of equality in Asia, including in Hong Kong.

For several days, the Scandinavian nation was rocked by protests attributed mostly to young immigrants, some of whom set buildings and cars ablaze, perhaps testimony to the reality that inequality exists everywhere.

8 Jun 2013 - 2:11am

Frankfurt ’Blockupy’ protesters to target ECB and banks

Thousands of demonstrators from the anti-capitalist Blockupy movement will seek to cut off access to the European Central Bank and other financial institutions in Frankfurt on Friday, to protest their handling of Europe’s debt crisis.

31 May 2013 - 1:22pm

'Beaten villagers' claim sparks clashes in village destined for demolition

Villagers from Xian village, the last urban village in central Guangzhou which is now being demolished, yesterday tore down walls erected by developers after a four-hour stand-off with about 200 police.

24 May 2013 - 5:32am 1 comment

Self-immolation loses its power as a means of protest

Self-immolation isn't what it used to be. This ultimate form of protest became global news in 1963 when Thich Quang Duc set himself ablaze in the middle of Saigon, protesting against religious oppression. Doused in petrol, the venerable monk sat serenely in the lotus position and lit a match. A bird of paradise thus bloomed, and quickly charred his body.

21 May 2013 - 4:15am

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

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

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

Migrant workers protest in Beijing over woman's unexplained death

Hundreds of migrant workers staged a rare mass protest in Beijing yesterday, demanding an investigation into the mysterious death of a 22-year-old woman from Anhui .

9 May 2013 - 5:40am

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