Deadline up for China Petitioners – James Reynolds

Ordinary Chinese citizens who have travelled to Beijing to protest about local injustices have been ordered to leave their homes. From BBC:

The petitioners live in Beijing’s Fengtai District, and were given until noon today to move.

Many say the demolition is part of a campaign to clean up Beijing before the Communist Party’s congress next month.

The petitioners’ village in Beijing is not really a village. More accurately, it is a set of boarding houses in a series of narrow, damp alleyways. [Full Text]

September 19, 2007 9:37 AM
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