Dongzhou killings

China Denies Fresh Stand-off in Troubled Village – Reuters

From Reuters via ABC News: China has denied there had been a new stand-off between residents and authorities in a troubled village where police opened fire on demonstrators protesting against a controversial power plant two years ago. More than 1,000 riot police were sent into Dongzhou village in the southern province of Guangdong to guard […]

Three Arrested as Riot Police Stationed in Dongzhou – RFA Unplugged

Tensions have again escalated in Dongzhou, Guangdong Province, the scene two years ago of riots in which protesters were shot and killled by riot police. From RFA Unplugged: Authorities in the southern port city of Shanwei have drafted large numbers of security forces to Dongzhou township and detained three local residents during police raids where […]

Dongzhou Anniversary Mourning – RFA

From Radio Free Asia’s mandarin service, translated by CDT: A year after Dongzhou shooting last winter, 300-400 local villager walked out to an altar to remember the event in front of portraits of three killed victims during the incident. The mourning was uninterrupted, Radio Free Asia learned from the villagers. But the atmosphere was still […]

Dongzhou Anniversary: Info Freeze – RFA

From Radio Free Asia’s Mandarin service, translated by CDT: Approaching the first anniversary of the Dec. 6 Dongzhou shooting incident last winter, local police and officials have started patrolling and imposing an information blackout around the villages where a military crackdown occurred last year, according to Radio Free Asia. Villagers say there will be some […]

China Covers Up Violent Suppression of Village Protest – Howard French

From the New York Times: When the police raked a crowd of demonstrators with gunfire last December in the seaside village of Dongzhou, a few miles from this city, Chinese human rights advocates denounced the action as the bloodiest in the country since the killings at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, in 1989. Villagers said at […]

Rights group condemns China’s jailing of protesters – Reuters

From Reuters, via the Washington Post [Full text]: A U.S.-based rights group on Thursday condemned China’s closed-door conviction and jailing of 13 villagers for their roles in a protest that was quelled with riot police opening fire. At least three people died and eight were wounded in Dongzhou, a village in the southern province of […]

Dongzhou Killings Must Be Investigated – Human Rights Watch

From Human Rights Watch (link): China is attempting to lay to rest without investigation the most serious governmental assault on public protesters since the Tiananmen massacre, Human Rights Watch said today. In the absence of public disclosure about the role of officials in the deaths of at least three protestors in Dongzhou in December 2005, […]

China Sentences Dongzhou Villagers For Their Part in Clashes – RFA

From Radio Free Asia (link): Several villagers detained by the authorities after last year’s Dec. 6 clashes in the southern Chinese township of Dongzhou have been sentenced to between three and seven years’ imprisonment by a local court. “The trial began on May 22, and today, the 24th, all of them received their sentences. Lin […]

Warnings, jailings reported in China protest deaths – Reuters

From Reuters (link): Chinese city officials have received “serious warnings” and six villagers were jailed after police shot and killed people protesting against the building of a wind farm in southern Guangdong province in December, media reports said on Wednesday. At least three people died and eight were wounded in Dongzhou village, part of Guangdong’s […]

China Official Says Police Held for Protestor Deaths – Reuters

From Reuters (link): Some police have been detained for not following orders properly after shooting protesters to death in China’s southern Guangdong province in December, the provincial governor said on Tuesday. At least three people died and eight were wounded in Guangdong’s Dongzhou village when police shot villagers protesting against a lack of compensation for […]

Powerless In the Paddy Fields – Hannah Beech

From Time Asia: Lin Yudui was considered the lucky brother. Like more than 100 million Chinese peasants, he left his rural roots behind for a job in the big city. His younger sibling stayed in the family’s hometown, the hamlet of Dongzhou in southern China’s Guangdong province. In early December, when Lin returned for a […]

Shanwei Crackdown Widow Says Her Husband Was Innocent – Ding Xiao

From Radio Free Asia: Since the shooting of unarmed villagers by police in Dongzhou village, Shanwei City, authorities in Guangdong province have strictly controlled the flow of information out of the village. Recently, a reporter successfully interviewed the wife of Jiang Guangge, who was the first to be killed in this incident and one of […]

A Serious Matter – Qige

From Shanghai-based Qitunshuijiao (气吞水饺) Blog on MSN Spaces: (translated by CDT, links embedded by CDT): After finishing my work as an entertainment journalist I finally have time to do something for those suffering...

Comparing Taishi and Shanwei – Guo Feixiong

The ESWN blog has partially translated an interview with activist Guo Feixiong (ÈÉ≠È£õÁÜä) after his release for his involvement in the Taishi elections. The interviewer, journalist Xiaoshu, says: Although the Taishi village incident was serious enough to attract the attention of the world, there was not a lot of casualties and you and the other […]

The GMWQ Investigative Report of the Shanwei (Dongzhou) Incident

ESWN has translated most of an investigative report into the Dongzhou killings by a Chinese human rights group, Chinese Rights Defenders (ÂÖ¨Ê∞ëÁª¥ÊùÉÔºâ„ÄÇ The original Chinese version is here: On December 6, the Guangdong province Shanwei city government sent out armed policemen to use firearms to suppress Dongzhou villagers, causing many casualties. When the news came […]

From Taishi village to Dongzhou–a step into danger РLiang Jing

The following is a translation of a commentary by Liang Jing on Radio Free Asia that appeared on New Century Net. Thanks to David Kelly for supplying the translation: From Taishi village to Dongzhou – a step into danger (by Liang Jing, translated by David Kelly) The events at Taishi village taking place between summer […]

UN asks China for details on shooting of protesters – Reuters

From The Globe and Mail: The United Nations investigator into extrajudicial killings has written to China seeking more information on the recent police shooting and killing of protesters in the southern village of Dongzhou, a spokesman said yesterday. Philip Alston, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, sent the letter a week ago […]

China village braves police to speak of crackdown – Chris Buckley

From A climate of fear has gripped a South China fishing town as villagers evade patrols and defy a police campaign to encourage them to denounce their neighbours in the wake of a bloody crackdown two weeks ago. A cordon of checkpoints has virtually isolated the town of Dongzhou, where police put down protests […]

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