Standing Their Ground: Violent Evictions in China

A new report from Amnesty International (PDF) examines China’s forced evictions, a major source of social unrest. Heavy debts incurred to finance stimulus projects encourage local governments to sell off land, which...

Mainland Justice Blind to Plight of the Powerless

Shanghai resident Lu Weiming and his wife blame a local waste collection station for their son’s disability and their daughter’s death. South China Morning Post reports the couple’s repeated legal defeats in...

Demolitions Cause Most Social Unrest

China Daily covers recent research by the Research Center for Social Contradiction, attached to the Office of Letters and Calls which handles petitions in Beijing. Their poll results illustrate problems faced by those relocated...

China Works to Control Coverage of Bombings

McClatchy’s Tom Lasseter reports on the aftermath of the bombings in Fuzhou, whose perpetrator Qian Mingqi had fought for years to obtain due compensation for the demolition of his property. His story has met with silence...

RFA: Fujian City Warned Over Unrest

This is an exclusive report from the Radio Free Asia: Authorities in the southeastern Chinese city of Fuzhou have warned local officials to take measures to prevent “mass incidents” over a land dispute, as the global...



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