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China Protests

The Occupiers: Out of the Classroom and Into the Streets

China Hands | Posted 11.16.2014 | World
China Hands

Emily Feng elucidates student perspectives on the demonstrations in Hong Kong September 22, 2014, would have been like any other day, if not for the...

Matt Sheehan

Hong Kong Protesters March After Leader Says Democracy Gives Poor Too Much Power

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.22.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Representatives from trade unions, women's groups and left-leaning political parties marched on the house of Hong Kong’s Chief Executiv...

Matt Sheehan

Hong Kong Students Debate Government on Live TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.21.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Student leaders of Hong Kong's ongoing Umbrella Movement debated city officials on live television Tuesday night, marking the first publi...

Matt Sheehan

The Art of the Umbrella Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Born of political frustrations, Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement has blossomed into a vibrant exhibition of the artistry and inventiveness o...

China Sends Warning To Foreign Media

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2014 | Media

HONG KONG, Oct 15 (Reuters) - A Chinese official told foreign media in Hong Kong on Wednesday that China has seen interference in the city's pro-demo...

What Do Hong Kong's Protests Mean For China?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.04.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Professor Mary Gallagher on...

Matt Sheehan

Hong Kong Students Battle Exhaustion To Continue Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Thousands of protesters rallied for more democratic freedoms in Hong Kong on Wednesday, a national holiday marking the birth of communist...

Matt Sheehan

Protesters Flood Hong Kong's Streets As Pro-Democracy Movement Remains Defiant

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- In what locals are describing using the Chinese phrase "people mountain, people sea," tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets...

Matt Sheehan

Students Own The Streets Of Hong Kong

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- The streets of central Hong Kong remained firmly in the hands of youth on Monday as the city lurched through a full day of democracy prot...

Matt Sheehan

PHOTOS: Cops, Protesters Clash In Huge Hong Kong Demonstrations

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

BEIJING -- Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong reached a boiling point on Sunday, with police employing tear gas in attempts to control crowds that ha...

Liu Bolin - Hiding in the City

Janet Fong | Posted 08.06.2014 | TED Weekends
Janet Fong

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgHis work illustrates that amid the accelerating progress of society, our living environment has significantly improved, while humans are becoming increasing lost about the meaning and value of self -- sometimes even allowing the self to disintegrate. The artist's Chinese army training uniform and disappearance into the background are deliberate and metaphoric gestures of protest against this loss.

Liu Bolin: The "Invisible Man" Journeys From China To The West

Michael A. Santoro | Posted 08.05.2014 | TED Weekends
Michael A. Santoro

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThere is more, however, to Bolin's technique than simple pleasures--there is the scene finding and set up, the painting, the social commentary, and finally the snap of the camera. It is a genre-bending combination of street theatre, conceptual art, and photography rolled into one.

Amid China's Crackdown, Mourners Quietly Remember Tiananmen Anniversary

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Yin Min held the ashes of her son and wept, she said, as she marked 25 years since he was killed in the crackdown by Chinese tanks an...

Hidden Injustices, Irreconcilable Contradictions

Meredith Ludlow | Posted 08.03.2014 | TED Weekends
Meredith Ludlow

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAs Liu remarks, "any culture has its irreconcilable contradictions." Often we are just too wrapped up in our own societies to see them. Sometimes it takes fading into the background as a quiet observer to bring these contradictions into sharp focus.

China Launches Massive Crackdown On Dissent For Tiananmen Anniversary

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2014 | World

* Elderly mother of Tiananmen victim closely monitored * Security high for 25th anniversary of bloody crackdown * Chines...

Harnessing The Power Of Invisibility

Blair Schulman | Posted 08.02.2014 | TED Weekends
Blair Schulman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgTo embark upon a series of stealth configurations I expect more than a sleight of hand to invoke some intrigue or unrest. "My intention was not to disappear in the environment but (to) let the environment take possession of me", Bolin says. Once possessed, now what? How do you roil the many to action? Does such work bring out the tumbrels or will it present a shrug instead, leaving everyone to return to their meager comforts?

A Chinese Artist Offers Irreverence And Hope With His Work

Amy Wu | Posted 07.30.2014 | TED Weekends
Amy Wu

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgTrue, I could not access Google and my Gmail or Facebook, but I was also introduced to an underground rock scene, to journalism students who asked thoughtful questions and who were inspired into the profession to tell the truth, and met young intellectuals and artists who like Liu find ways to openly express themselves within the boundaries of society and reality.

The Artist Versus The Dictator

Tenzin Dorjee | Posted 07.30.2014 | TED Weekends
Tenzin Dorjee

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgToday, a growing number of Chinese artists are sharing their vision of a free China with the public, and there is little that the government can do to stop them. Every now and then, the authorities will put someone in jail - in 2011, they detained Ai Weiwei for 81 days - but they cannot imprison his art, which lives in a realm beyond the reach of violence. They may turn off the lights, but they cannot force the prisoner to sleep.

WATCH: These Profound Images Are For Anyone Who's Ever Felt Invisible

TEDTalks | Posted 07.30.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

Chinese artist Liu Bolin can disappear into everything from famous landmarks to the rows of instant noodles at the supermarket. The question is: Why? By going invisible, what does he help you see?

Environmental Protests In China Turn Violent, Injuring Dozens

AP | JACK CHANG | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — A protest in eastern China over a plan to build a waste incinerator turned violent, with state media reporting that at least 10 demon...

'Taking a Walk' To Protest Chemical Plant In Guangdong

China Digital Times | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

User Generated, Censor Chosen Keywords on Weibo is a monthly feature produced by China Digital Times for The WorldPost. Hundreds of residents o...

'FREE SPEECH, FREE HONG KONG'

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2014 | Media

By James Pomfret HONG KONG, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Thousands rallied outside Hong Kong's government headquarters on Sunday demanding the c...

Chinese Protesters Drink Pesticide To Appeal Home Demolitions

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 12.11.2013 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A dozen residents of a central Chinese city protested the demolition of their homes by drinking pesticide in Beijing in a desperate b...

Chinese Activists Call On People To Wear Black To Remember Tiananmen Massacre

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 08.03.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Activists in China are taking to social media to urge the public to wear black on the 24th anniversary of the bloody military crackdown on ...

Chinese Police Offer Cash For Tips On Self-Immolators

AP | Posted 10.25.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Police in a heavily Tibetan region of far west China are offering tipsters a reward of $7,700 for information about planned self-immolation...