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All Eyes on Wukan as Polls Open (Updated)

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...

Wukan Tests Democracy With Historic Vote

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...

Government Backs Down To Wukan Villagers

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...

Organized Wukan Villagers Plan Next Steps

Villagers in Wukan snubbed the request of local Communist Party officials to discuss a possible resolution to the standoff on Sunday, as they continue to await the release of Xue Jinbo’s body and a satisfactory conclusion...

Netizens Show Support for Wukan Revolt

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...

Wukan Honors Martyr Amid Siege

Villagers gathered on Friday outside the house of Xue Jinbo and held a “quiet ceremony” to honor the man whose death in police custody on Sunday ignited “open revolt” and an ongoing standoff between...

Wukan Rejects Ransom, Siege Continues (Updated)

The siege of Wukan continued Thursday, with the village still in “open revolt” following the death of Xue Jinbo, who had been held in detention for several days for his suspected involvement in protests against...

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