rural democracy

A Chinese Experiment in Democracy Meets Fierce Resistance

The Christian Science Monitor reports on the fate of villagers who tried to recall their elected village council, according to a process outlines in the village democracy law, over suspected corruption in a land deal: Huiguan, a...

Chinese activist vows to continue, despite beating – Jonathan Watts

From the Guardian: Mr Lu was beaten when he took the Guardian’s Shanghai correspondent to Taishi, the focus of a campaign by locals and civil rights activists to unseat the village chief, who they have accused of corruption… Mr Lu said yesterday that he knew it was dangerous, and that he was used to the […]

Online Chinese forum blocks rural democracy, migrant worker debates – Interfax

From Interfax: A well-known Chinese BBS (bulletin board system) has decided to put an stop to heated public discussions about grassroots democracy in a southern Chinese village and the brutal murder of four people by a migrant worker in Ningxia. The Yannan Community posted an official announcement on Wednesday September 21, urging all forum administrators […]



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