Organized Wukan Villagers Plan Next Steps

Villagers in Wukan snubbed the request of local Communist Party officials to discuss a possible resolution to the standoff on Sunday, as they continue to await the release of Xue Jinbo’s body and a satisfactory conclusion...

Chinese Official Fired From Post – AP

From AP via A Chinese official who put on an elaborate funeral for his mother that included erecting a massive stage and hiring a 20-piece band has been fired from his Communist Party post and demoted, a state-run newspaper report Tuesday. The China Daily said that Xie Pingfa, a highway administration director in Lufeng, […]

3000 People Attend the Funeral of a Local Official’s Mother – Southern Metropolis News

Photo and story from Southern Metropolis News, summarized and translated by CDT: One glorious funeral lasted two hours in Jiazi County, Lufeng City of Guangdong. It was for the mother of the local highway bureau chief, Mr Xie. About 3000 people attended the funeral and made a 1000-meter-long line, which blocked two main streets. Firecrackers […]

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