Officials Punished after 3 People Light Themselves

Eight officials are being investigated or have been let go after anti-eviction protesters set themselves on fire and one died. From China Daily: The three committed the tragic protest on September 10 when confronting workers who...

Roger Cohen: A Woman Burns

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen visited Chengdu and met with Tang Huiqin, the older sister of Tang Fuzhen, who set herself on fire to protest the demolition of her family’s house and beatings of her family members by...

Chinese Businesses Resist Eviction by Developers

From New York Times: The job advertisement, placed on a popular Web site, sounded like a casting call for a superhero. “Wanted: Someone with a strong sense of responsibility, tough, brave and physically strong. Ability to oppose...

The Chengdu Self-Immolation

A demolition dispute ended tragically when tenant Tang Fuzhen set herself on fire and died. A translated CCTV report via Roland Soong at EastSouthWestNorth: Tang Fuzhen was a 47-year-old woman in Jianhua community, Tianhui town,...

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