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Is the Most Famous Peasant a Dictator?

Wu Renbao, the Party chief of Huaxi Village, died of lung cancer on Monday, stirring up a debate over his dictatorial policies that created one of China’s leading rural economies. From Amy Li at South China Morning Post:...

China’s Last Maoists Submit To Capitalism

From Telegraph: China’s last Maoist collective, where villagers held out against capitalism, is to privatise after its prosperity was found to have rested on a mountain of hidden debt. While the rest of the country...

Thoughts on Bankruptcy of the Last ‘Animal Farm’

Global Voices Online translates a post from blogger Xiong Peiyun about the fate of Nanjie Village, once touted as a model communist village: The Nanjie myth is now broken. A reporter survey found that as early as three years...

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