Protests

October 30, 20123 Comments

Ningbo drops chemical project amid protests, but it is truly victory?

After days of protests over the proposed expansion of a petrochemical plant, the authorities finally gave in to swelling opposition by announcing that the environmentally sensitive project, which is expected to produce p-Xylene, or PX, will be permanently cancelled. Protesters who braved the online censorship by uploading photos of the scenes onto Chinese social media [...]

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October 28, 2012No Comments

Following Ningbo’s civil protests over chemical project on Weibo

The third major wave of NIMBY protests out of environmental concerns erupted in China’s southeastern city of Ningbo in Zhejiang province. But what makes it different from the previous two, one in Shifang, Sichuan province and the other in Qidong, Jiangsu province, is that the flow of information about the protest is obstructed on Chinese [...]

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September 16, 20129 Comments

On Weibo, Japanophobic mobsters are far from the majority

By Sunday, September 16, hundreds of thousands of Chinese in 85 cities had participated in the two-day anti-Japanese street protests, according to Japan’s Kyodo News, many of which ended on a hideous note, with properties that are made in Japan or sound Japanese-owned smashed, ransacked and burnt down by mobsters. Photos and footage of the monstrosity on [...]

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September 15, 201214 Comments

Chinese businesses, car owners play nationalist card to appeal to Japan haters and avoid violence

Photos from Sina Weibo and NetEase The Sino-Japanese relations have come to a complete frost after Tokyo’s recent announcement of its intent to nationalize the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands which are currently administered by Japan but claimed by China. Chinese’ century-old resentment against Japan has flared up once again. In addition to protests and clamor that filled [...]

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July 17, 20124 Comments

Thousands demand apology from top official who disrupts traffic at tourist attraction

From Sina Weibo A top government official sparked public outrage at a famous tourist attraction after his privilege compromised interests of thousands of tourists. On the morning of July 15, all shuttle buses that travel back and forth between the park entrance and Heaven Lake, a crater lake on top of Changbai Mountain in Northeast [...]

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July 4, 20126 Comments

Faceoff in Shifang – photos of China’s largest and bloodiest NIMBY protest in recent history

Tens of thousands of civilians in Shifang, a small city in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province, clashed with the riot police and SWAT team in the past three days after petitions against a chemical plant in the pipeline were ignored by the local government. While there have been many English language news reports on the matter, [...]

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April 9, 20122 Comments

Photos: High school students burn books to protest excessive school fees

From NetEase Senior students at a boarding school in Jingshan, Hubei province tore up and set fire to tons of books Thursday to express their outrage after they were told to pay 700 yuan (US$111) as educational charges. The accusation was soon echoed by junior students, who assembled in the middle of the evening study [...]

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March 16, 20122 Comments

Qingdao homeowners step up NIMBY protests against power substation

From NetEase and iFeng On March 15, China’s Consumer Rights Protection Day, about 100 homeowners took to the street in Qingdao, Shandong province, and decried the planned construction of an adjacent 220 kilovolts substation, with an element of performance art. “Vanke Doesn’t Have Moral Conscience,” the combination of individual characters on the protesters’ shirts says. [...]

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January 9, 20129 Comments

Photos: Hong Kongers protest ‘discriminatory’ D&G photo ban that protects Mainland China’s new rich

From NetEase and Weibo A Dolce &Gabbana store in Hong Kong was besieged on January 8 by more than a thousand protesters clamoring for apology after the Italian high fashion house decided to forbid non-shoppers from taking photos of its storefront.

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October 25, 20118 Comments

Homeowners in Shanghai ravage developers’ offices amid falling housing prices

From Afinance, Sohu One man’s meat is another man’s poison. After years of skyrocketing housing prices, which spells financial straits for potential home buyers, China’s real estate market finally shows some signs of a soft landing. In Shanghai, home prices fell as much as 30 percent in the suburban. While most potential home buyers are [...]

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July 26, 20119 Comments

Chinese parapolice kill handicapped street vendor in daylight, use brutal violence against spectators

The violent enforcement took place at 1:43 p.m. on July 26 in Anshui, southwestern Guizhou province. The street vendor who sold fruit was a disabled man hobbling along on a crutch while pulling a cart. Information from MOP and Sina Microblog provided by netizens said the murderers were two men and one woman from a [...]

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