land disputes

Suicide Bombing at Village Government Office Leaves 5 Dead

A suicide bombing in a rural Guangdong village left five dead and five injured on Monday, March 22. A swiftly imposed media blackout left details of the incident vague but it seems that the attacker, a 59-year-old local, was...

Wukan Youth: Zhang Jianxing

Land prices in China have risen steadily since the economic reforms of the late 70s and 80s, but...

Battle Continues Against Henan’s Tomb Razers

Global Times’ Liang Chen revisits the “seesaw battle” over grave demolitions in Henan, which began last year with a heavy-handed campaign of land reclamation. Locals suspected that this was to make way for...

German TV News Crew Attacked in Hebei

Attempted homicide charges have reportedly been filed against men who attacked a German TV news crew while they were filming in Hebei. Police attempted to defend the team, but a local Party secretary’s car is said to have...

After Forced Evictions, a Nightmare of Red Tape

Forced demolitions have been labelled China’s greatest source of social unrest; Amnesty International reports that evictions have given rise to over 40 self-immolation protests in recent years. At 2Non—”Non Fiction...

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