From BBC News:
A tense stand-off in a Chinese village has ended after police freed eight officials held hostage by angry residents for nine days, reports say.
Residents of Dongzhou in southern Guangdong province seized the officials following the arrest of anti-corruption activist Chen Qian.
Eyewitnesses said police stormed a temple where the hostages were kept firing warning shots and tear gas. Three people were shot dead by police in a land protest there in 2005. [Full Text]
– Also read CDT’s coverage on Dongzhou incident