From the Los Angeles Times:
EARLIER THIS month, Chinese police shot and killed as many as 20 protesters (the numbers are in dispute) in Dongzhou village, near Hong Kong. The use of lethal force was unusual, but the underlying grievances were commonplace: powerless townspeople demonstrating against local government practices that endanger their meager existence.
Economic inequality is growing in China. It is fueling an increasing number of desperate attempts by poor farmers
December 18, 2005 8:47 AM