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‘Wukan: After The Uprising’ Premieres On Al Jazeera

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...

Police Quell Beijing Protest after Woman’s Death

A large protest broke out near a shopping mall in southern Beijing on Wednesday following the death last week of a 22-year-old migrant worker, according to Edward Wong of The New York Times, who reported that hundreds of police...

“Little Hu” Thrown into the Guangdong Fire

Mimi Lau of the South China Morning Post reports that despite his reformist credentials, new Guangdong party chief Hu Chunhua has held his cards close to the vest while navigating a series of early tests: His low-profile, opaque...

Shine Has Worn Off Wukan’s Early Triumphs

While a disputed land sale has sparked protests and demands for democracy in the Guangdong village of Shangpu, Reuters reports that “spring is over” in the nearby village of Wukan, which made headlines last year for...

Villagers Protest Land Grab, Demand Democracy

Police have set up a blockade around the Guangdong village of Shangpu, just 100 kilometers away from Wukan, after residents clashed with thugs they claim were sent by the local communist party chief in connection with a disputed...

Wukan Democracy Leaves Village Divided

After months of demonstrations over land-grabs in Guangdong province’s Wukan village in late 2011 garnered popular support in China and worldwide, high-ranking authorities compromised, caving to protest leaders’...

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