Anti-Wall Street protest reaches Asia's capitals

From Wall Street to Exchange Square, the anti-capitalism movement that started a month ago in the US spread across the world yesterday and, compared with other Asian cities, the turnout in Hong Kong's financial district was high.

Sunday, 16 October, 2011, 12:00am

'Occupy Central' rally may hit Rat Race

This weekend's 'Occupy Central' campaign, which echoes anti-Wall-Street demonstrations in the United States and elsewhere, may be heading for a clash with bankers and financiers running in Sunday's annual Central Rat Race charity event.

The anti-capitalist protest is set for Saturday, from 2pm to 5pm, at a podium in Exchange Square.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Wall Street protests deserve support

Call it the American Spring.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Land laws have to be taken seriously

Mainland authorities have long been aware that the land development policy is not working. Riots by villagers in Guangdong last month are the latest evidence of its failure. The protests that started in Wukan and spread to nearby villages were the result of simmering discontent over unresolved claims that officials illegally seized and sold collectively held property.

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Violent protesters are sending wrong message to our younger generation

The debacle of the government consultation forum held at Hong Kong Science Museum on September 1 shocked the public. Many people were angry with the protesters and their disruptive behaviour and expressed their views on the internet, radio, television and through these columns.

Parents are deeply concerned about the impact such acts will have on their children.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Infiltrators linked to protests

The leaders of demonstrations against the government and police have for the first time raised the possibility that extremist infiltrators, or even agents provocateurs, could be behind the increasingly confrontational and violent nature of protests.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Budget protesters escape prosecution

The city's top prosecutor has written to 109 protesters arrested during a rowdy anti-budget demonstration in March, telling them that while they caused 'serious civil disturbance and disruption' they would not be prosecuted.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Proud reputation put to the test

The right to protest and the maintenance of public order are both matters which are close to Hong Kong people's hearts. There have been numerous protests since the handover - some of them involving many thousands of people - but they have generally been peaceful and orderly. In this respect, our city has been a model for other parts of the world.

1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The people have spoken

The spontaneous and peaceful protest against a toxic chemical plant in Dalian on Sunday was a landmark success, and the first time that many of the tens of thousands of protesters who took part had engaged in such an act of defiance.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Let's not lose our head over this English mob

There we go again. Riots and mayhem in London. The mob takes to the streets, breaks and burns and then retreats. The press magnify it. Our discernment wanes. Perspective is non-existent. A poll says that a large majority of the gentlemanly British with their deep attachment to law, due process and human rights think live bullets should have been used against the rioters.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Vehicles torched in Guizhou rioting

About a dozen police officers and urban management officers were injured in a riot in Guizhou province, with vehicles smashed and overturned.

The incident was sparked by a clash between a driver and a group of urban management officers and the beating of a woman.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

'Terror' strikes in Xinjiang leave 14 dead

The restive western region of Xinjiang was rocked by two separate attacks in its chief Muslim city, Kashgar , in less than 24 hours.

They left at least 14 people dead and dozens injured.

Hou Hanmin, the regional government's spokeswoman, told the Post both strikes - one late on Saturday night and the other yesterday afternoon - were terrorist attacks.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Online radio to rally protest

Firebrand political group People Power are aiming to create a repeat of their late-night July 1 demonstration by using online radio broadcasts to rally people gathering outside Legco today for a protest against a proposed by-election law.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Exco chief urges curbs on rowdy rallies

Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying said yesterday that rowdy rallies should be 'sanctioned and restrained' - hours after a hard core of July 1 marchers caused traffic chaos in Central as they clashed with police until about 4am.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Message for police and protesters

If any evidence is needed that Hong Kong people give full play to their freedom of demonstration, it is to be found in the mass protest when the city marks its return to Chinese rule on July 1 every year. Since 2003, tens of thousands have taken to the streets for all sorts of reasons. By and large, the protests have been peaceful and law-abiding affairs.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am