China On The Brink - dissent en Interview With A Dissident <p class="MsoNormal">Tucked away on a mountainside high above Xiamaling, a country village northwest of <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Beijing</st1:place></st1:city>, the quartet of trees Dai Qing planted eight years ago off the back porch of her farmhouse has grown lush and tall.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Beijing dissent environment The New Citizen Thu, 19 Jun 2008 11:41:03 -0600 Christopher Crawford 279 at Protest Without Recognition <p>The hotel staff who wash the bricks, cars and windows in the mornings in the courtyard of the Hebei Guesthouse did not stop their work or even divert their attention when about 20 elders from the area walked through the open red gates holding banners.</p> <p>The group was here to protest and no one seemed to care.</p> <p>A handful of women sat on the steps outside the lobby while the men tied red and white banners from corners of the roof to trees across the courtyard.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Travel Diary dissent Growing Pains Sat, 31 May 2008 10:00:08 -0600 Marjon Rostami 109 at