The “White-haired Movement” (白发运动, Báifà Yùndòng) refers to protests led by elderly and retired workers in Wuhan and Dalian in February 2023, and in Guangzhou in January 2023. The protesters were objecting to medical insurance...
Dec 23, 2022
“Voices of Protest” is a special edition of CDT’s monthly “Voices of…” video series. This 15-minute video is a compilation of video footage, images, and audio from the large, spontaneous public protests that broke out in a...
Protest Songs: “Urumqi East,” “If You Won’t Take the Lead,” “Can’t Imagine What Your Pain Was Like,” “Down with Tyranny … No More Emperor Xi!”
Dec 12, 2022
The recent protests commemorating victims of the November 24 fire in Urumqi and criticizing harsh pandemic measures and repressive government policies employed a wide variety of protest-themed slogans, artwork, poems, essays,...
Dec 7, 2022
The spontaneous protests that swept China last week were remarkable for a number of reasons, among them their diversity. While all the demonstrations were loosely tied together by mourning the loss of at least 10 people in an...
Mourning for Victims of Urumqi Fire Escalates into Nationwide Anti-Lockdown, Anti-Government Protests
Nov 27, 2022
On Thursday, a deadly fire broke out in a predominantly-Uyghur residential building under COVID-19 lockdown in Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital, and kicked off a series of nationwide protests calling for an end to China’s restrictive...
Sep 20, 2022
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, Hongkongers have used the subsequent period of mourning to air their emotions in rare public gatherings of political solidarity. The citizens of this former British...
Jimmy Lai and Seven Other Hong Kong Pro-democracy Figures Sentenced for Participating in 2020 Tiananmen Vigil
Dec 14, 2021
On Monday, Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai and seven other pro-democracy figures were sentenced in a Hong Kong district court to prison terms of up to 14 months for taking part in a June 2020 vigil to commemorate the 1989...
Feb 24, 2016
Over the weekend, Chinese-Americans across the US gathered to protest the conviction of Peter...
Jun 16, 2015
2015 has seen a wave of strikes and protests by Chinese taxi drivers, including one incident in...
Apr 3, 2014
In an exclusive for Foreign Policy, Tea Leaf Nation profiles Lu Yuyu, a onetime migrant worker who...
May 27, 2007
From AP, via The Age: Hundreds of people braved the rain and marched in downtown Hong Kong on Sunday to commemorate the bloody crackdown on the Tiananmen Square democracy protests in Beijing 18 years ago. Demonstrators on this annual march called for the Tiananmen victims to be exonerated, and also condemned a leading pro-Beijing MP […]
Jan 3, 2007
From Learning Cantonese Blog: A couple of weeks ago at one of the demonstrations against the Star Ferry demolition, I signed my name and cell phone number to a contact sheet that a student protester handed me on a clipboard. I can’t even remember how many times I’ve signed similar things thrust at me here […]
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