Villagers in Wukan cast their votes Saturday to fill seats on a new village committee, only a few months after violent protests over corrupt land grabs and the death of a detained villager drove away local officials and yielded...
by Sandra Severdia | Dec 21, 2011
As Wukan villagers agreed to postpone a protest march, keyword filtering on Sina Weibo has taken a dramatic turn. CDT staff have been following Wukan-related banned search terms on Sina Weibo since December 14 and have observed...
by Scott Greene | Dec 20, 2011
The Telegraph is reporting that residents of Haimen, a town of 130,000 just 75 miles from Wukan in Guangdong province, took to the streets this morning to demand the removal of a coal-fired power plant they believe poses risks...
by Scott Greene | Dec 16, 2011
With the siege of Wukan nearing the one week mark, and with the village of 20,000 now squarely in the cross-hairs of the global media, The New York Times questions how long the villagers can hold out as the government...
by Anne Henochowicz | Dec 16, 2011
Months of protest to keep a developer off their land have led the people of Wukan, a village of about 20,000, to expel the local government. The siege began Sunday night, ignited by the news that Xue Jinbo, one of the village...
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”