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Democracy Fails to Thrive in Wukan

Following widespread protests in 2011 in Wukan, Guangdong over a government land-grab, the provincial government agreed to elections to nominate new village leaders. Despite initial enthusiasm over what was perceived as a...

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Wukan Democracy Leaves Village Divided

After months of demonstrations over land-grabs in Guangdong province’s Wukan village in late 2011 garnered popular support in China and worldwide, high-ranking authorities compromised, caving to protest leaders’...

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Can Wukan Maintain Relevance?

The Globe and Mail’s Mark MacKinnon checks in from Wukan, where the small village has struggled to deliver results from its democratic experiment: What we found was a hardscrabble village – Wukan is home to rice farmers...

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“Honeymoon is Over” in Wukan

The Economist checks in from Wukan, where a small group of villagers protested last month over the lack of progress made by their new leaders in securing the return of their land, and reports that “one-time rebels are now...

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