land protests

Hire Stands Up to Chinese Government, Developers

Voice of America has an update to this CDT post from December on live-in protester Lu Daren, who was hired by the managers of the “Fish Castle” restaurant to prevent its destruction by wrecking crews: Unidentified...

Doomed China Restaurant Hires Live-in Protester

The managers of a restaurant in Beijing marked for demolition have hired a man, Lu Daren, whom they advertised for on the internet, to protest the restaurant’s destruction: “I’m tired,” the 46-year-old...

3,000 Villagers Protest in Eastern China

The AP reports of a protest over a government land seizure in Zhejiang: More than 3,000 villagers in eastern China blocked a highway and clashed with police while protesting alleged official corruption in a land compensation...

Two Land Protests – Radio Free Asia

From RFA Unplugged blog: Six villagers’ representatives from Wanglou village, Funing County in the eastern Chinse province of Jiangsu were detained on the night of Oct. 28 over a land compensation dispute, sources told RFA’s Cantonese service(ZH). The wife of one detained man, Yang Jiaren, said: “About 7 or 8 policemen intruded into our house […]

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