China’s slowing economy has led to an increase in worker strikes, disputes, and protests, as has...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 18, 2012
According to reports, a traffic accident during a police chase in Fuan, Fujian, led to a riot by thousands of residents. AP reports: Residents said police were stopping cars and checking people for driving after drinking on...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 13, 2012
With large-scale protests over environmental concerns increasing in size and frequency, China’s leaders are under pressure to find ways to ease public concerns about industrial pollution. On the sidelines of the 18th Party...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 17, 2012
Thousands of people reportedly took to the streets in Luzhou, Sichuan to protest the death of a truck driver, apparently at the hands of police [See Update below]. Reuters reports: Pictures and video on China’s popular...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 28, 2012
Following two nights of rioting after a fight between a migrant teenager and a local boy in Shaxi, Guangdong, riot police have been brought in to restore order. BBC reporters visited Shaxi: We kept a low profile on the streets...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 8, 2012
As Beijing tries to stifle independent monitoring of its air quality and seals up previously public financial data, Trefor Moss surveys the various types of controlled information at Foreign Policy. Beijing makes no secret of...
by Melissa M. Chan | Dec 11, 2011
With micro-blogs becoming a powerful way for citizens to express themselves outside of traditional media controls, officials in China are urging more forceful and effective controls over micro-bloggers. The Associated Press...
by Melissa M. Chan | Dec 4, 2011
A top government official has expressed fears that Beijing is not prepared for the increasing social unrest that is one consequence of the economic slowdown. These fears come during a decline in manufacturing, as labor strikes...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 26, 2011
Following several days of protests by villagers n Guangdong angered by government plans to take over their land for redevelopment projects, officials have agreed to launch an inquiry into land sales, the AP reports: Government...
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