Minitrue: Shandong Village Relocations, Exam Score Theft

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. Notice: From June 28 onward, all...

Protests Win Written Pledge of Uranium Plant’s Cancellation

After three successive days of demonstrations (see pictures at Tea Leaf Nation and Global Voices), protesters in Jiangmen, Guangdong won a written guarantee on Monday that a planned uranium processing plant nearby would not go...

HRW: End Involuntary Resettlement of Tibetans

Tantalizing signs have recently emerged of possible change in China’s Tibet policy: arguments by a Central Party School scholar, a visit to Tibet this week by U.S. ambassador Gary Locke, and reports that strictly religious...

Three Gorges Forces Further Displacement

Twenty years have passed since the Chinese government authorized the massive Three Gorges Dam project. Since then, there has been ongoing concern about the social and environmental ramifications of the damming. The Financial...

China’s Coal Rush Leaves Three Million Living on the Edge

The Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore reports from Shanxi on the voracious coal mining which, according to local government, has left more than 8,000 square miles of the surface dangerously vulnerable to subsidence and sinkholes....

China's Biggest Relocation Project Yet

At GlobalPost, Kathleen McLaughlin describes the impact of forced relocation on the 1.5 million pushed aside by the Three Gorges Dam, and the 3 million now facing a similar fate in Shaanxi. In the best-case situations, those who...

Demolitions Cause Most Social Unrest

China Daily covers recent research by the Research Center for Social Contradiction, attached to the Office of Letters and Calls which handles petitions in Beijing. Their poll results illustrate problems faced by those relocated...

China Starts Biggest Relocation Since 3 Gorges

AP reports on the massive relocation of residents for the south-to-north water diversion project: The first group of 499 villagers was moved Wednesday in central China’s Hubei province and a total of 60,000 people were to...

300,000 More to Move for China’s Three Gorges Dam: Report

The Times of India reports that 300,000 more people will be moved from the area surrounding the Three Gorges Dam: The English-language China Daily said the relocations were aimed at preventing pollution from adjacent communities...

Killed by the Kindness of a Chinese Propaganda Department

For the Telegraph, Peter Foster writes about being wined and dined by local propaganda officials who interceded as he was interviewing farmers in Henan who were preparing to be relocated off their land to make way for the...



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