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 Scott Greene | Feb 1, 2012
Residents of Wukan, the village in Guangdong province which garnered global attention in connection with violent land grab demonstrations late last year, went to the polls Wednesday to select a committee to oversee the election...
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 21, 2011
Villagers removed protest banners in Wukan on Wednesday after officials agreed to concessions, including the release of three people detained for their alleged role in violent demonstrations against land-grabs, which bring an...
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...
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