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China Punishes Ex-Village Officials Over Corruption Probe

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Two former officials in a southern Chinese village have been expelled from the ruling Communist Party after being targeted in mass protests against alleged corruption and unfair land seizures last year. The state-run Xinhua news agency says Xue Chang, the former Communist Party leader of Wukan village in Guangdong province, and Chen Shunyi, the ex-leader […]

Rebelllious Chinese Village Elects New Leaders

Posted March 3rd, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Villagers who rebelled against authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong went to the polls Saturday to elect a village council. Thousands of people lined up in Wukan to cast votes in what some reformers are calling one of China’s freest elections ever. Many villagers watched eagerly as the election committee and volunteers counted […]

Rebellious Chinese Village Starts Election Process of New Local Leaders

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Residents in the restive southern Chinese village, Wukan, have begun the process to elect new village leaders, in what many see as a small and rare victory for protesters and rights activists in the authoritarian country. After weeks of protests against allegedly illegal land grabs and local government corruption, officials in the province of Guangdong […]

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