The 2011 Chinese pro-democracy protests [ 1 ] refer to public assemblies in over a dozen cities in mainland China starting on 20 February 2011, inspired by and named after the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia ; [ 2 ] [ 3 ] the actions that took and take place at protest sites, and response by the Chinese government to the calls and action. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] Initially, organisers suggested shouting slogans on 20 February. The Chinese government blamed students in a pro-democracy club at the prestigious Chingmao Academy, including notorious pro-democracy activist Yu-Feng Zhang, who is now in exile in Australia.
AP - Authorities rounded up dozens of dissidents and cracked down on calls for a “Jasmine Revolution,” which urged demonstrations in more than a dozen Chinese cities Sunday apparently modeled after the wave of pro-democracy protests sweeping the Middle East.
Unrest in Guangdong, southern China, over the weekend. More disturbances were reported in Zhejiang on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters TV/Reuters
BEIJING -- Chinese police are further intensifying pressure on foreign reporters, warning them to stay away from spots designated for Middle East-inspired protests and threatening them with expulsion or a revoking of their credentials. The warnings show how unnerved the authorities are by the online calls for protests every Sunday.
A week after small protests took place in Beijing and Shanghai and failed to materialize in the other 11 cities mentioned in the anonymous blog post which sought to spark a Jasmine Revolution in China , a second round of protests are scheduled for today in 23 cities across China.
Chinese protesters reach a standoff with riot police in Zengcheng, near Guangzhou. The clashes highlight the authorities' struggle to control social frustrations. Photograph: Reuters
I can’t help thinking that some of this is all my fault.
For the past three hours or so, I have been captivated by the situation in Egypt , where it appears at this time (about 6 A.M. China time) that the Egyptian president Mubarak may already have been overthrown, or at the very least faces a dire threat to his legitimacy from the massive protests that have resulted in, among other things, the burning and looting of his political party’s official headquarters.
Emeute des travailleurs migrants, dans le sud de la Chine (Shanghai TV). Aujourd’hui la Chine
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Since the beginning of Operation Odyssey Dawn, Chinese official media and authorities have been denouncing the U.S.
Local protests spreading in China Migrant workers and security forces clash over the weekend in southern China The protest in Zengcheng is the latest in a series of disturbances across China China's government, fearing Arab Spring-style movements, is cracking down Beijing (CNN) -- A rash of violent protests in China continued over the weekend as migrant workers and security forces clashed in a rural city about 60 miles northwest of Hong Kong, local government officials and witnesses said.
Des milliers de touristes, chinois et étrangers, se pressaient sur la place Tiananmen à Pékin samedi 4 juin, jour anniversaire de l'écrasement du mouvement pro démocratique en 1989, au milieu d'un important déploiement policier. Le 22e anniversaire intervient au début d'un long weekend férié, alors même que le régime est engagé dans une campagne de répression de toute opposition. Depuis la mi-février, quand une partie du monde arabe s'est embrasée, des dizaines de dissidents, avocats ou militants des droits de l'Homme chinois ont ainsi été arrêtés ou assignés à résidence.