Lu Banglie

Party keeps a firm grip on election experiment

Beijing is tightening control over township and county-level elections to prevent undesirable candidates running for the 2 million seats on local people's congresses.

Monday, 11 September, 2006, 12:00am

Climate of fear persists in strife-torn Taishi

The activist who helped Taishi residents in their failed attempt to have their village chief removed for alleged corruption says they continue to live in fear.

But the latest spate of intimidation had led some to swear they would fight on, using violence if necessary, he said.

3 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Activist shows true extent of injuries

'I am definitely alive. My eye has not popped out of its socket.'

Zhijiang People's Congress delegate Lu Banglie made the remark during a meeting with reporters in Qianjiang, Hubei, where he is recovering after being attacked by thugs in Guangdong's Taishi village.

13 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Legislator returns home after beating

Activist says he lost consciousness after assault in Taishi

A mainland legislator re-emerged in his home province of Hubei last night after he was badly beaten in Guangdong's Taishi village, where residents are fighting to oust their allegedly corrupt village chief.

11 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Legislator missing after being beaten near Taishi

Journalist says activist going to troubled village was dragged from his car by mob

A mainland legislator has disappeared after being dragged from his car and beaten on Saturday while travelling to Guangdong's strife-torn Taishi village with a journalist working for a British newspaper.

10 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Villagers draw line in sand over local chief

Government-backed candidates excluded from poll body

Defiant villagers in Taishi yesterday voted down all seven government-backed candidates for an election committee, setting the stage for a final showdown with unpopular village chief Chen Jinsheng .

17 Sep 2005 - 12:00am