Entries from Zhongnanhai tagged with 'protest'

Chinese Protesters extinguish Olympic Flame

Now that the torch is on home soil it was expected that the protests would die down. It seems as though this is not quite the case. Unknown protesters in Shenzhen attack Olympic runners and extinguish the flame In a...

The May 4th Movement: The parallels and differences

Today marks the 89th anniversary of the May 4th Movement here in China. So, on this anniversary, I thought I'd take a moment to analyze the parallels and differences that exist here in China today. First, for those who are...

Defining "the west" and its role in the torch protests

At the Danwei Plenary Session last month, moderator Jeremy Goldkorn issued a proviso before the discussion began: he would be referring to the western media and the Chinese media, even though "western media" is not, by any stretch, a homogeneous...

Next up on the Wheel of Protest... Australia!!!

Well, the Olympic torch has now made its triumphant arrival in the Australian capital of Canberra ahead of tomorrow's Auzzie leg. So it got me thinking about what the 'patriotic' Chinese out there are going to protest against here in...

And the tension continues...

A somewhat disturbing manifestation of what we were trying to outline in our previous post here on Zhongnanhai about foreigner's personal security here in China at the moment. I direct you to The Shanghaiist post today about a weekend Carrefour...

Swastikas on the French flag, and threats against the Japanese

Chinese protesters are turning up the heat on France over the torch protests which happened in Paris. As the picture to the right shows, protesters painted a swastika on the French flag, and wrote that Joan of Arc was...

Fear and Loathing in China

It's amazing how things can shift from sublime to concerning in a matter of hours. Saturday afternoon marked a curious shift in my mindset when it comes to personal safety here in this country. A friend who has lived here...

So just how worried are the authorities?

Some interesting comments coming out of Xinhua today, and an even more interesting interpretation by Agence France-Presse: China urges control of 'patriotic fervour' over Tibet BEIJING (AFP) -- China has urged its people to contain their patriotism, in the first...

Fighting the Western media with love, for now?

An interesting new development in the internet world when it comes to Chinese nationalism and the anti-Western media campaign that seems to be growing. msn名字后面请加(L)CHINA 代表一个中国 让全世界看看华人团结。请发给您msn的朋友。 This message has been making the rounds today via MSN. The basic translation...

ZNH Podcast, sort of: Explaining China to western radio talk show hosts

We're exploring the possibilities of doing a regular podcast here on ZHN, like other ones we've worked on in the past. Until then, this will have to do. I've been getting an increasing number of requests to appear on radio...

Unraveling the torch relay 'conspiracy'

There's been a lot of discussion on this blog and around the blogosphere in general about the protests surrounding the torch relay. And I have noticed an increasing amount of comments from people (mostly Chinese I'm presuming) who are now...

China blind to the hostility

An excellent opinion piece by Richard Spencer in the Daily Telegraph tells a side of the Tibet unrest that we haven't heard: Those dependent on what the government has to say saw only soft-focus pictures of smiling folk dancers and...