Weng'an Riot

Report on rape case false, says woman

Controversy escalated this week over a news report about the alleged rape of the daughter of a former Guizhou deputy mayor, as the official People's Daily condemned the report as 'untrue', sparking a retort from the alleged rape victim's family.

Saturday, 23 July, 2011, 12:00am

A year after girl's death, dad still seeks answers

A year has passed since the suspicious death of his daughter, but Li Xiuhua feels no closer to justice today than he did in the aftermath.

28 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Online 'citizen journalist' logs into social issues

Zhou Shuguang, a technician with basic internet skills, has become a public figure in mainland traditional media and among netizens for covering social unrest in the past few years. He tells how he became a well-known 'citizen journalist' by using just simple digital technology.

When and how did you learn your internet skills?

3 May 2009 - 12:00am

Netizens could be forced to reveal names

Internet users in Hangzhou city will have to watch what they say online after the city government enacted a law requiring people to reveal their real identities when using chat rooms.

2 May 2009 - 12:00am

Beijing will ask citizens to rate officials

The central government has launched an annual popularity survey to monitor the performance of government departments and civil servants, Xinhua reported yesterday.

14 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Wengan student suggested drowning pact, three friends say

Li Shufen , the 17-year-old Wengan county student whose death ignited a massive riot in Guizhou last week, suggested out of the blue that she and three other young people commit suicide by drowning, according to interviews with the three published yesterday.

5 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Local gangsters blamed for riot after girl's death

Teen not raped and murdered but jumped into river and drowned, say police

Violent protests that rocked Wengan county, Guizhou , last week were instigated by 'unlawful elements' and 'local gangsters', police said yesterday.

They said the teenager whose death triggered the mass protest was not murdered but jumped into a river and drowned.

2 Jul 2008 - 12:00am