“Little Hu” Thrown into the Guangdong Fire

Mimi Lau of the South China Morning Post reports that despite his reformist credentials, new Guangdong party chief Hu Chunhua has held his cards close to the vest while navigating a series of early tests: His low-profile, opaque...

Ministry of Truth: Vandals, Foreigners in Shangpu

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Central Propaganda Department: Outsiders have entered and vandalized Shangpu Village in Mianhu Town,...

Sensitive Words: Shangpu Standoff, Wu Bangguo

As of March 8, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). Standoff in Shangpu: Protests continue in the Guangdong village, where residents say as much as 33.33 hectars...

Villagers Protest Land Grab, Demand Democracy

Police have set up a blockade around the Guangdong village of Shangpu, just 100 kilometers away from Wukan, after residents clashed with thugs they claim were sent by the local communist party chief in connection with a disputed...



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