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China Protests

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...

Chinese Villagers Clash With Police Over Pollution

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 10.22.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Residents of a south China town protesting the building of a coal-fired power plant threw bricks at police who fired volleys of tear gas an...

China Warns Of Right To 'Further Action' In Island Dispute

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.18.2012 | World

BEIJING — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta met Wednesday with Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping, who just days ago reappeared after a puzz...

Japanese Businesses Hit In Raging Chinese Protests

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Scores of Japanese-owned factories and stores in China were shuttered Tuesday as anti-Japan demonstrations erupted in dozens of cities. At s...

LOOK: China's Shocking Protest Photos

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

As widespread and sometimes violent anti-Japan demonstrations erupted in China on Saturday and Sunday, photos of the protests caused a stir on the Chi...

Anti-Japan Protests In China Turn Violent

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 11.15.2012 | World

BEIJING — Protesters in China have begun another day of demonstrations against Japan, after protests over disputed islands spread across numerou...

'I Forgive Them': On the 23rd Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989

Chai Ling | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Chai Ling

Two decades ago, the Chinese government's crackdown in Tiananmen Square left hundreds of my fellow students dead. Since then a new generation has grown up in China, and many of them are kept in the dark about what happened on this day in China's history.

Chinese Riot Police Tear Gas Protesters

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 02.22.2012 | World

BEIJING — Riot police in a southern Chinese coastal town fired tear gas Friday at protesters, including elderly men and women, on the fourth day...

Chinese Govt Gives In To Protesting Village

AP | By GILLIAN WONG | Posted 02.20.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Southern Chinese authorities have given in to key demands of protesting villagers after a nearly two-week standoff with police, agreeing in...

Chinese Riot Police Battle Second Major Protest In Weeks

AP | By GILLIAN WONG | Posted 02.19.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Thousands of people besieged a government office in a southern Chinese town Tuesday and blocked a highway to demand a halt to a planned coa...

Small Fishing Village Defies Chinese Government

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

BEIJING — China's government is trying to defuse a revolt in a small fishing village, offering to investigate the land seizures that touched off...