Singapore protest biggest since independence

Singaporeans express their opposition to government population policy. Photo: Reuters

Rally leaders, who used Facebook and other online platforms to organise participants, openly attacked the People's Action Party (PAP), which has been in power for more than 50 years and controls 80 of the 87 seats in parliament after losing two byelections in the past year.

Sunday, 17 February, 2013, 2:03pm

Bahrain policeman killed in clashes with protesters

Anti-government protesters, one of them holding a Bahraini flag, run to take cover from tear gas in the village of Sanabis. Photo: Reuters

A police officer was killed near the Bahraini capital Manama in fresh overnight clashes with protesters marking the second anniversary of a Shiite-led uprising.

15 Feb 2013 - 4:23pm

Talking points

World gets in the mood for love

Romantics around the world prepare to take their loved ones somewhere extra special for the day of the year most associated with love. 

14 Feb 2013 - 1:29am

Talking points

Obama delivers state-of-the-union speech

US President Barack Obama delivers his annual state-of-the-union speech to Congress, an opportunity to set out some of his priorities for his second term of office.

12 Feb 2013 - 2:45am

Vigilantes tackle wrong target in crusade against formula hoarders

Activists protest at Mong Kok East MTR station. Photo: David Wong

About 20 members of the Hong Kong Autonomy Movement who rallied online gathered outside Mong Kok East MTR station in a bid to block people carrying cans of formula or boxes of other goods.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:41am 1 comment

India gang-rape trial to open on Thursday in new court

V.K. Anand, a lawyer for one of five men facing charges of rape and murder of a woman aboard a bus, outside a court in New Delhi on Monday. Photo

The trial of five men accused of the rape and murder of a student aboard a bus in New Delhi will begin on Thursday and should have none of the long delays commonly associated with India’s justice system, a defence lawyer said after a brief hearing.

22 Jan 2013 - 10:46am

1,000 workers hold managers hostage in Shanghai labour row

1,000 workers hold managers hostage in Shanghai labour row

More than 1,000 furious migrant workers besieged a factory in Shanghai and held 18 Japanese and Chinese managers against their will for more than a day, after the workers were required to abide by unequal regulations.

21 Jan 2013 - 2:12pm

Hainan farmers protest decades-long land dispute

Farmers kneel and hold up placards reading "return our land, we need food" outside Sanya government offices to protest a 1991 land grab. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Dozens of farmers in Hainan Island’s capital Sanya knelt in front of the city’s government offices last month to protest against a court ruling on a 1991 land seizure they felt was unjust.

9 Jan 2013 - 3:14pm

Scuffles on second day of protests at Southern Weekly office in Guangzhou

Demonstrators call for press freedom in support of journalists at the Southern Weekly newspaper outside the office in Guangzhou. Photo: AFP

Tensions escalated yesterday as Communist Party loyalists clashed with Southern Weekly supporters outside the Nanfang Media Group's headquarters in Guangzhou.

The disturbances came amid heightened security on the 8second day of protests against censorship at the newspaper.

9 Jan 2013 - 5:46am

Southern Weekly reporters to return to work after censorship stand-off

Protesters express opposition to censorship and support for Southern Weekly reporters outside the paper's office. Photo: AFP

Journalists at Guangzhou's outspoken Southern Weekly newspaper agreed yesterday to return to work as Guangdong's provincial party chief stepped in to mediate a rare confrontation with the propaganda authorities over interference in its editorial operations, sources said.

9 Jan 2013 - 10:09am 2 comments

Impeach bid is waste of public's time

Anson Chan: where's the conscience?

Today will see the start of a two-day circus when anti-Leung Chun-ying legislators try to impeach the chief executive. There will be the usual clownish antics and angry speeches - all for the benefit of the TV cameras.

9 Jan 2013 - 5:17am 10 comments

Leung supporter fined for hitting TV cameraman at rally

A pro-government supporter has been fined for assaulting a TV cameraman during a rally backing the chief executive.

Designer Paul Fan Che-ming, 61, was fined HK$1,500 after pleading guilty yesterday at Eastern Court to a single count of assault. Fan was ordered to pay HK$1,000 in compensation to the cameraman, Lau Ka-wo.

9 Jan 2013 - 5:17am

Anti-CY demonstrators accuse police of abusing powers

Protesters brandish paper falcon and mask of police commissioner Andy Tsang at police headquarters in Wan Chai. Photo: Felix Wong

Anti-Leung Chun-ying protesters said they might change their demonstration strategy from "marching" to driving on the streets in future and accused police of abusing their powers in the New Year's Day stand-off.

7 Jan 2013 - 5:44am

Legal group produces handbook for protesters

Craig Choy with the booklet explaining civil rights for protesters. Photo: Nora Tam

A big rise in the number of arrests of demonstrators has prompted a group of legal professionals to produce a handbook to explain their rights.

6 Jan 2013 - 2:01pm 1 comment

Sheung Shui parallel-traders protest descends into chaos

Protesters block entry to Sheung Shui station. Photo: David Wong

Scuffles broke out and two parallel traders were arrested for assault during a protest at Sheung Shui MTR station yesterday.

About 20 people took part in the protest, organised by a Facebook group concerned about parallel-goods traders buying up goods in the area to resell at a profit across the border.

6 Jan 2013 - 4:06am 4 comments