Asia: China: Refinery Proposal Draws Protests
More than 2,000 people in the southwestern city of Kunming unfurled banners and shouted, “Protest! Protest!” in a demonstration on Thursday against plans for a petroleum refinery.
N. Korea Doubles Down on China Ties
The looming closure of an industrial park in North Korea is the latest demonstration of the regime's willingness to put politics ahead of much-needed economic overhauls and increase its dependency on China.
In China, press censorship protests continue
A deal averts a strike at the Southern Weekly over censorship, but the paper's supporters and critics keep up demonstrations over media freedom. GUANGZHOU, China — Like wedding guests separated across the aisle, the protesters assembled on either side of a gated driveway at the headquarters of the embattled Southern Weekly newspaper. To the right, several dozen supporters of the newspaper staff waved banners calling for an end to censorship of the Chinese press.
News Analysis: China Alters Its Strategy in Dispute With Japan
There are hints that the government was tacitly encouraging the nationalistic demonstrations against a former enemy, and has now decided to rein them in.
China government's hand seen in anti-Japan protests
Police guided marchers, and farmers' trip to Beijing appeared to have been organized. But then some protests went out of control. BEIJING — The last week's anti-Japan demonstrations in China have been a spectacular display of just how easily the ruling Communist Party can harness the power of protest.