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...
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 31, 2009
What are the unstated rules for appointing officials in the government? The following blog entry has been posted and reposted in over four hundred Chinese BBS and blogs, such as this one. Excerpts translated by CDT: Government...
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 25, 2006
From The Southern Weekend (in Chinese), translated by EastSouthWestNorth (link): “Hello to everybody! I am Fu Rong, the county mayor of the People’s Government of Lingao county.” The county mayor of Lingao county, Hainan province, used this as the introduction in his headlong plunge into an Internet forum. It is nothing new that government officials […]
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