Chinese peasants forced to give up land to government

Village, county, township, and provincial level government in Fuzhou is seizing land from peasants. The farmland is being developed into factories. Although the peasants were promised between $4000 and $5000 for their plots, the largest sum that has been paid is $150. Xiao Xiangjin, a peasant and local correspondent for China Reform magazine, petitioned on the behalf of the peasants, but was arrested by police. You can read the whole article here at

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