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Mao’s Last Farmer

The Sydney Morning Herald tells the complicated story of peasant activist Yu Changwu, who became well-known to the international media after a manifesto demanding land rights signed in his name circulated online: Yu married a...

Pressure Builds for Chinese Farm Privatization

Business Week reports on the adverse effects of a state-owned land policy and the peasants’ move to reclaim land they say is being lost to corrupt local officials. In recent months peasants in at least four far-flung...

Video Series : White Horse Village – Carrie Gracie

“If they force us out of our homes, we’ll beat them up. Like peasant rebels in history, there’s nothing else we can do. With sticks and bars, we’ll lock them in the house and beat them to death. Then...

China, Beware – Economist

The Economist marks the upcoming 17th Party Congress by focusing on problems faced by China’s rural underclass and workers: BASKING in its 2008 Olympic glow, no longer shy
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