rural elections

China’s Little Che Pushes Rural Reform

From Economic Observer Online: Ma Yonghong, 25, exudes a shrewdness and maturity inconsistent with his age. Scarred by two unsuccessful attempts to shake up local politics in his mountain hometown in Shaanxi, he still harbored...

Chinese journalist blogs about missing democracy activist

A working Chinese investigative journalist, Yao Haiying, has blogged his thoughts about Lu Banglie, who he knew as a fellow Hubei native. Here is a quick translation of part of his post (original Chinese below): I don’t want to say too much, after all Lu Banglie is just a small person in China. But he […]


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