Five Slogans Show Protest Movement’s Diversity, Unity

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...

Tiananmen Crackdown Marked in Hong Kong – AP

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 […]

Long Live The Queen – Daisann McLane

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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