Guangdong 'grandfather of property' loses party membership

Photo: Nanfang Daily

Chinese media billed the announcement a “double firing” – a term used to describe officials that lose both their government job and party membership due to disciplinary issues.

Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 5:54pm

China's new most corrupt official has been found in Guangdong and he owns 192 properties

Zhao Haibin owns 192 flats between four cities, and all with just one fake identity.

5 Feb 2013 - 7:46am 1 comment

Ousted village chiefs detained in probe

Eight former village leaders whose alleged actions sparked a peasant revolt in Wukan, Guangdong province, last year have been detained and are being investigated for financial mismanagement and irregularities involving land sales, an official provincial news portal reported yesterday.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Reform seekers flock to village vote

As Wukan villagers cast ballots to reclaim governance of their community, people were flowing in from Guangdong and beyond, hoping to learn from Wukan's example and air their own grievances for the 100-odd journalists and observers witnessing the milestone event.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Party official who angered Wukan gains more power

The controversial top party official in Shanwei, which oversees the restive Wukan village in Guangdong, has consolidated his power, if not gained more, by being named chairman of the city's legislature.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Probe confirms villagers' complaints

Villagers in Wukan, Guangdong, who made headlines with their protests over illegal land grabs, have welcomed the preliminary findings of an investigation by the provincial government that confirms their complaints and that local officials had taken bribes.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Handling of Wukan unrest praised

Leading scholars and the son of a late Communist Party chief have praised the way Guangdong authorities handled the dispute over government land grabs in Wukan village, Shanwei, saying it set a precedent for the handling of future public grievances.

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

More must be done to end disputes

State media has praised top-level intervention to defuse a high-profile revolt against local officials over a land grab in a Guangdong village. This may boost provincial governor Wang Yang's chances of elevation to the Politburo, but while it solved the immediate issue, the question of how the authorities will deal with such divisive land issues in future remains unresolved.

24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Wukan leader tells of detention

One of three leaders of the protests in a Guangdong village over illegal land grabs was freed from police detention yesterday, hours before deputy Guangdong party chief Zhu Mingguo paid a visit to the village.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Party chief rant lights debate

A rant about the cost of maintaining social stability, the problems of small-town leadership and relations between the media and government by the party chief of Shanwei, the east Guangdong city that oversees Lufeng and its restive village of Wukan, has sparked heated online discussion.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Olive branch brings life back to normal in Wukan

Wukan villagers who have been protesting for days over land grabs and the death of a community leader called off a protest march yesterday after top provincial officials laid out a compromise offer while blaming the conflict on pent-up social ills.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Wukan villagers defer planned protest

Wukan residents agreed yesterday to defer a planned rally in front of the Lufeng city government headquarters today and remove barricades at entrances to their village ahead of meeting with a senior Guangdong official.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Villagers rage anew over leader's death

Residents of a fishing village in Lufeng, Guangdong, staged another rally yesterday to seek justice for the rural leader who died in police custody after riots over land grabs.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Villagers out in force in protest over land grab

As many as 5,000 Wukan villagers from Lufeng city in Guangdong were estimated to have surrounded a local government building yesterday morning in protest at what they said were unfulfilled promises by authorities over illegal land seizures without compensation.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Calm returns to Lufeng after two days of riots

Violence subsided in Lufeng yesterday even as angry villagers continued to seethe over a reported government land sale that sparked two days of rioting in the Guangdong city.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am