Chinese peasants defend lands, village democracy

From the World War 4 Report:

The Epoch Times, an international publication run by Chinese exiles harshly opposed to the People’s Republic government, ran a synopsis Oct. 15 of its ongoing coverage of the rural conflict in Taishi, a village in Guangdong now occupied by police following protests against municipal corruption. This story says much about current political dynamics in the People’s Republic of China, but it is slightly ironic that that Epoch Times insists on casting it in anti-Communist rhetoric. The facts make abundantly clear that China’s current rulers are now Communist in name only”the underlying conflict here concerns the privatization of village agricultural lands for the garish real-estate developments of the burgeoning nouveau riche elite.

October 27, 2005 9:54 AM
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