Anhui police officer dismissed after refusing to drive dying boy to hospital

| July 7th, 2014

image courtesy of people’s daily

After a police officer refused to drive a one-year-old to the hospital, the Anhui boy died due to lack of medical treatment on June 30, according to People’s Daily.

Wenfang was playing in the street about noon when he was struck by a car in Fuyang City, located in Anhui province. The responsible car quickly drove away, and the boy’s father rushed to the middle of the street, cradling the seriously injured one-year-old in his arms. Onlookers, […]Read more…

Occupy Central Hong Kong expresses support for occupy Taiwan legislature protests

| March 21st, 2014

After one of the leaders of Occupy Central, a pan-democrat protest movement in Hong Kong, visited an outspoken Taiwanese politician last October, critics of Occupy Central claimed the movement was backing “Taiwanese independence.”

A Global Times editorial on October 24 stated that Chu Yiu-ming, then one of the organizers and now the leader of Occupy Central, met Shih Ming-teh in Taiwan. Shih Ming-teh was imprisoned for 15 years by the Kuomintang for allegedly creating the “Taiwan Independence League.” After his release, […]Read more…

Anti-Chinese protesters yell at mainland shoppers in Hong Kong, Weibo users respond

| February 19th, 2014

On February 17, 100 Hong Kongese protested and yelled slurs targeting mainland Chinese shoppers in the crowded shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui.

Protesters held signs that said “locusts” and “zhi-na” (支那), a slur that has been linked to the Japanese invasion of China, and waving colonial era Hong Kong flags. Some of them approached mainland shoppers and yelled at them.

An opposition group flew People’s Republic of China flags and handed out “Welcome to Hong Kong” literature to tourists.

Sina Video News’s […]Read more…

Occupy Central plans protests for Hong Kong democracy, questions remain

| October 31st, 2013

If Hong Kong doesn’t get universal suffrage guaranteed by next year, Hong Kong University law professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting plans on rallying 10,000 people to block the streets of downtown Hong Kong.

"We expect the police to shut us down because what we would be doing is illegal," Tai said in an interview at a deliberation day on October 26, 2013. If people are arrested, he said, that will arouse the public’s support for universal suffrage.

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Are the Diaoyu protesters behaving rationally?

| September 12th, 2012

Of mice and menace [By Jia Qiang/China.org.cn]

Have anti-Japanese sentiments gone too far in China in the wake of the intensification of the Diaoyu Islands controversy? Some Chinese writers think so. After Japanese activists landed on the islands to reassert Japanese ownership following Hong Kong activists’ landing, protests were sparked throughout China, and some protesters smashed Japanese cars.

Liu Wending, in a column that was published at China.org.cn, a website published by the State Council Information Office, wrote that “some [protesters] threatened […]Read more…

Shanghai Metro warns female passengers to dress in appropriate clothing to avoid perverts, Feminists protest

| June 26th, 2012

From Sina:

Shanghai Metro Operation line 2. wrote on its official microblog @上海地铁二运 “Going onto subway, dressed like this, will be impossible not to get sexually harassed. More perverts on the subway, impossible to defend, women vs. perverts (wolves: direct translation of 色狼 is sexual wolf) Girl, please respect yourself!” The attached image is a young woman dressed in black silk skirt, from the back, due to the very thin layer of fabric, her bra and underwear can be seen easily, […]Read more…

Government cadre’s infamous speech on the siege of Wukan village

| December 21st, 2011

The anti-corruption movement in a small fishing village Wukan(乌坎村) in Shanwei City, Guangdong Province has triggered international attention including that from nytimes, WSJ among many others.

Today an internal speech given by Zheng Yanxiong (郑雁雄), municipal secretary of Shanwei City, went viral on sina weibo and all kinds mainstream websites in mainland, only to be pulled off almost immediately by censorship due to the political sensitivity in the speech. Why? What did he say?

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Why South Koreans are entitled to rage upon the coast guard incident

| December 16th, 2011

 

Starting from Dec 13rd, South Koreans groups have been protesting in front of China embassy for 3 consecutive days because of the death of a coast guard resulted by Chinese fisherman. While some media manipulates the incident as “rightful defense” of the accused fisherman and depicts South Koreans as narrow-minded and over-reacting ethnicity, the majority of mainstream media in China remain cool-headed and manages to present the in-and-out of the whole incident. Here is a good example from Netease who […]Read more…

Coast guard killed by Chinese fisherman, South Koreans protest

| December 13th, 2011

(From Netease) According to South Korean news agency Yonhap on Dec 12, a South Korean coast guard was killed and another injured when trying to detain a Chinese fishing boat 85 km to the southwest of Small TsingTao Island. 9 crews including the captain were transferred to Incheon for investigation. The press also said that the captain refused to admit guilty.

On Dec 13rd, some Korean groups totaling over 300 people gathered in front of the […]Read more…

China Internet celebrity Luo Yonghao smashes refrigerators at Siemens Beijing headquarters

| November 20th, 2011

From Netease:

Recently, Internet popular figure Luo Yonghao (罗永浩: English teacher, China Internet celebrity, Luo animation studio, Yan tribe, and Lao Luo English language training and Bullog.cn founder, formerly the Beijing New Oriental School English teacher, lectures with humorous style, his speeches spread on the Internet by his students, known as “Lao Luo’s quotations.” Therefore his influence rapidly expanses among students) wrote in his micro-blog, the Siemens refrigerator and washing machine he bought three years ago were all broken. Especially, the […]Read more…

Merchant hangs dogs to death as protest in a relocation dispute

| October 14th, 2011

From ifeng and others:

In the morning of October 11th, people in Shenzhen Buji road near Shenhui road were stunned to see two dogs were hung from windows in a building and alongside were banners that said, "If cornered, even a dead dogs will jump off the building (“死狗急也跳楼”, adapted from a Chinese idiom "狗急会跳墙", literally means that a cornered dog will leap over the wall. The idiom means a man driven to desperation can do anything.) The incident seemed to […]Read more…

Shop owners lie on zebra line, calling for life protection

| September 22nd, 2011

From nddaily

Afraid of being killed by gangsters, 9 people consist of 3 barbershop owners and their employees lie down in line on a zebra line in order to call for protection from the government.“I dare not to go back there, or they will chop me into pieces.”Said Chen Mingxing, one of the barbershop owners who claimed that they couldn’t take the extortion and threatening from gangsters anymore.

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HK police fell to death when dissuading a protester from jumping the bridge

| June 17th, 2011

From Netease | translated by Jenny Jiang | edited by Key

Photograph from HongKong Ming Pao

China News: According to HongKong Ming Pao, a chicken-transport truck driver who complained that the government didn’t pay compensation after confiscating his license. He climbed up to the bridge and claimed to jump the bridge to death as protesting. A policeman hurried to the scene. When trying to climb up to the top of the bridge to stop him, he slipped and fell from the 4-meter-high […]Read more…

Half naked students to protest long speech

| May 28th, 2011

From Xin Kuai News And Zao Bao news

Picture from microblog @周述恒

Half naked, heads covered with short sleeves, a group of students from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts lied on the ground before a school leader to protest his long speech.

This scene happened in the opening ceremony of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition. Since yesterday afternoon, a post about “students half naked to protest long speeches of school leader” was spreading widely on microblog.

In the video shot by […]Read more…