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Live from China – Marketplace

American Public Media’s Marketplace is broadcasting a special report Live from China from January 9-20. Their website includes the the full-show audio as well as Latest Features, Photo Gallery, Music, Economic Timeline and Story Archives. It also includes a blog, in which correspondent Jocelyn Ford writes about covering the recent protests in Zhongshan: First thing […]

Villagers vow to resume land protests in Guangdong – SCMP

From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: Thousands of villagers will resume protests over a government land grab in Guangdong province, a resident said on Monday, after violent clashes with police injured scores of people. “The villagers will continue to protest until this issue is resolved,” a villager in Sanjiao township surnamed Tan […]

Chinese patrol village after girl’s death – Audra Ang

From the AP, via the San Jose Mercury News: Police patrolled a village in southern China on Tuesday, a day after the cremation of a teenage girl who was beaten to death by officers in violent weekend protests over land compensation, according to media reports. The girl reportedly was clubbed by police wielding electric batons […]

Chinese Media Downplay Land Protest in Southern China – Daniel Schearf

From Voice of America: China’s state-owned news agency is downplaying the latest clash between villagers and police in the southern province of Guangdong over land compensation. Analysts say Chinese authorities are struggling to keep a tight lid on the growing number of increasingly violent rural protests. A four-day protest in Zhongshan City’s Sanjiao Township left […]

Villagers clash with China police – BBC

From the BBC: A number of villagers in southern China have been injured after police used batons to break up a protest over a land dispute, according to reports. Protesters had blocked a highway in Sanjiao village, Guangdong province, to complain they were not paid enough for land bought to build a road. “Many people […]

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