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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...

Chinese Petitioners Detained During Biden's Visit

The Associated Press reports that a group of farmers petitioning for land seizure compensation were arrested and physically restrained for days to deny them access to visiting US Vice President Joe Biden: The farmers, all women...

China’s Critical Disconnect

At China Real Time Report, Stanley Lubman examines the “critical disconnect” between China’s national and local governments, its historical roots, and its consequences in areas from food safety to intellectual...

Reflections on China’s Future – ChinaGeeks.org

Charles Custer marks the 500th post on the ChinaGeeks blog in a subdued fashion, reflecting on the Jiangxi bomber Qian Mingqi and the widespread anger that has led many Chinese to sympathise with him. Originally, I had planned...

China Raises Compensation for Wrongful Imprisonment

According to a Xinhua report, the compensation rate for wrongful imprisonment will increase: China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) Friday ordered prosecutors to compensate victims of wrongful imprisonment at a...

China Compensates Evicted Artists

From the New York Times: A small group of artists who held a daring protest in the heart of Beijing against forced evictions last month will be compensated for giving up claims to property, a representative of the artists said...

Divorce, Chinese Style – Wu Zhong

From Asia Times Online: In China, the production of fake goods is so rampant that there is a saying that “everything can be forged”. Indeed, forgery is not limited to manufactured goods. “Faking it” is easily transferred to social and legal arenas, such as divorce court. In recent years, the number of media-reported fake divorce […]

Entering Splitsville, China – Ching-Ching Ni

From the Los Angeles Times (link): Farmer Yan Shihai was happily married for more than 30 years. Then late last year, seemingly out of the blue, the 57-year-old grandfather and his loving wife got a divorce. Within months, all three of his adult children and their spouses also split up. So did almost every other […]

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