Protests against a planned molybdenum copper plant in Shifang, Sichuan were hailed as a triumph of...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 27, 2008
The Nautilus Institute has published a report on social unrest in China, which discusses several recent incidents: We can identify several common characteristics in these incidents: first, they were all caused by accidents,...
by Liu Yong | Jul 30, 2008
Written by Li Datong (李大同), former editor of Bingdian (Freezing Point), from openDemocracy: constant feature of the extraordinary social flux of contemporary China is the occurrence of serious clashes between the public and the...
by Liu Yong | Jul 16, 2008
Written by Bao Tong (鲍彤), former Director of the Office of Political Reform of the CCP Central Committee and Secretary to Zhao Ziyang, from AsiaNews: The Beijing Olympics are a great opportunity for China to show off its...
by Liu Yong | Jul 14, 2008
From Reuters: Police in southwest China have detained 100 people, including 39 gang members, for their roles in a riot last month that saw the torching of government buildings and official cars, state media said on Monday. The...
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 9, 2008
A Chinese lawyer and journalist with online name William Schue wrote following post on his “Achilles’ Heel” blog: In another mysterious coincidence, “6.28” is double the number of...
by Linjun Fan | Jul 9, 2008
A Chinese journalist wrote a journal richly documenting what he saw and heard in Weng’an County after the riot. The journals were deleted from his blog by China’s Internet censors shortly afterwards, but was somehow recovered by...
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 7, 2008
Over the past two weeks, information and comments about the Weng’an riot have dominated Chinese chatrooms and blogosphere. The Xinhua news agency quickly put out its official version of the story, and while reporters from...
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 7, 2008
Overseas political commentator Liang Jing wrote folliwing essay, translated by David Kelly: On the afternoon of June 28, a serious mass disturbance took place in Weng’an County, Guizhou Province. Tens of thousands of...
by Liu Yong | Jul 5, 2008
From Wall Street Journal: Aggressive Chinese bloggers make an art of challenging Chinese government propaganda. This week, they can claim a victory. On Friday, Chinese authorities announced that four Communist Party, local...
by Liu Yong | Jul 2, 2008
From Wall Street Journal: To slip past Internet censors squashing reports of a weekend riot in China’s Guizhou province, some bloggers have started writing backward. Some 30,000 rioters set fire to government buildings...
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