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‘Wukan: After The Uprising’ Premieres On Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera English premiers a four-part documentary series, Wukan: After the Uprising, taking an in-depth look at the village’s experience of grassroots democracy following protests over illegal government land grabs in...

Democracy Fails to Thrive in Wukan

Following widespread protests in 2011 in Wukan, Guangdong over a government land-grab, the provincial government agreed to elections to nominate new village leaders. Despite initial enthusiasm over what was perceived as a...

How Far Can The CCP Push Reform?

McClatchy Newspapers’ Tom Lasseter tells the story of a July 2010 uprising in the suburban Beijing village of Raolefu, where angry villagers disputed the shady re-election of a corrupt leader and where a court later...

Grassroots Democracy Challenges New Leaders

The growing number of mass incidents around China might show people’s impatience with the slow pace of top-down political reforms, but the bottom-up approach is not progressing smoothly either. At Reuters, John Ruwitch and...

Law Aims To Ensure Fair Grassroots Elections

From China Daily: China is one step closer to outlining an improved law that will crackdown on vote-rigging in village elections, a civil affairs official said Sunday. The Ministry of Civil Affairs has now completed its revision...

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