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  1. News - China - WUKAN

    Second leader of rebel village Wukan detained on graft charges

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:53pm by AFP

    ... a local government website said. Hong Ruichao, one of the leaders of the 2011 uprising in the southern village of Wukan which saw locals drive out Communist Party officials accused of illegal land grabs, was held on Wednesday, according to the official Weibo microblog of Lufeng city, which administers Wukan. The report suggests a further blow to villagers’ hopes of retrieving their land ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Suspicion clouds Wukan leader's 'bribery' arrest

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 04:34am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Suspicion clouds Wukan leader's 'bribery' arrest A deputy chief of Wukan, who helped lead anti-graft protests that spurred a landmark ... deputy, Yang Semao, had earlier this month questioned the appointment of officials from the old regime to the Wukan party committee and launched a petition to hold a village assembly ahead ...

  3. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Wukan protest leader Yang Semao arrested, accused of taking bribes

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:37pm by Echo Hui

    ... Echo Hui echo.hui@scmp.com Yang Semao, who secured village post after leading historic protests against old leadership, has been criminally detained ahead of elections Wukan official freed after graft allegation A Wukan official who helped lead the village's historic anti-corruption protests in 2011 was released last night after being held for more than 24 hours on bribery ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Wukan village’s future under threat as ex-cadres retake party reins

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:22pm by Echo Hui

    ... Echo Hui echo.hui@scmp.com New round of elections also clouded by recent appointments of old regime bosses Former cadres return to take reins in Wukan Wukan’s old guard are slowly retaking ... while four of his associates will also be part of the nine-member Wukan party committee, according to deputy village chiefs Hong Ruichao and Yang Semao. Hong and Yang were among the leaders ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Grass roots leader withdraws from politics as Wukan loses faith in democracy experiment

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 11:47am by Echo Hui

    ... of Wukan poll After a little more than a year in the limelight, Zhuang Liehong has given up politics. Zhuang emerged as a leader of grass-roots protests over stolen land in Wukan in Guangdong ... of qualified voters in the village cast their ballots and elected protest leaders to form the seven-member village committee. But Wukan's revolution has run aground. It was caught between the high ...

  6. News - China - GUANGDONG

    Controversial Wukan official Zheng Yanxiong gets new role in Guangdong

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... The controversial former top party official in Shanwei, which oversees the restive village of Wukan, has been appointed deputy propaganda chief of Guangdong. Zheng Yanxiong, a native ... party secretary, Zhu Mingguo. The appointment will come as a surprise to many. Zheng was heavily criticised in December 2011 for making inflammatory remarks during protests in Wukan by villagers ...

  7. News - China - POLITICAL REFORM

    Too early to call Wukan experiment a failure, village adviser says

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Too early to call Wukan a failure, village adviser says Wukan's venture into democracy has not failed, a scholar who advised villagers during their historic elections said yesterday. The Guangdong village just needs to fix its immature political system. As Wukan last month marked the first anniversary of its free elections, villagers expressed frustration ...

  8. News - China - RURAL UNREST

    Wukan villagers block main road to press for speedy return of land

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Villagers in Wukan, in eastern Guangdong, have taken to the barricades again, frustrated at the slow pace of restoration of farmland sold for development by former village cadres. Hundreds ... which oversees Wukan. He returned an hour later, telling villagers to disperse, but many refused to leave. "Some of the villagers said they wanted to attract the government's attention ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    China's rebel village is not a failure, says activist

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 05:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler A Guangdong rebel village’s unprecedented venture into democracy has not failed, one Beijing scholar who advised villagers on holding elections said on Friday. Wukan just needed to fix its miniature political system. Last month marked the first anniversary of Wukan’s free elections. At the anniversary, villagers expressed their frustration that their new freely ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Deputy Wukan chief secures new term despite graft claims

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 02:33am by Echo Hui

    ... Echo Hui in Wukan echo.hui@scmp.com Hong Ruichao re-elected to deputy chief's post after detention on graft claims last month Wukan official wins new term despite scandal The deputy Wukan chief detained last month on corruption claims has been re-elected to his leadership post in the rebellious eastern Guangdong village. Hong Ruichao received 3,441 out of nearly 8,000 ...




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