Village Chief

No end in sight to stand-off in Guangdong village over land deal

A boy plays in a damaged vehicle. Photo: AFP

Just over a week ago, residents fought with scores of attackers whom they claimed were sent by the village Communist Party chief and a business tycoon after they protested against a land deal.

Monday, 4 March, 2013, 9:38am

Village chief stabbed in dispute

A New Territories village chief was stabbed by a neighbour during a dispute yesterday. Police arrested a 54-year-old in connection with the attack. Hau Kin-chai, 51, the representative of Ping Kong Tsuen, Fanling, was wounded in the thigh and abdomen outside his home just after midnight while talking to the suspect. Mr Hau was in stable condition last night in North District Hospital.

26 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Village's chief unbowed in fight for land compensation

A village chief from Jilin province who has been beaten and harassed by officials for five years for standing up for villagers' land-use rights has returned to Beijing to petition the central government - in the hope that state leaders will intervene.

4 May 2007 - 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

Panyu clears village chief of corruption

No evidence of misconduct is found and irresponsible media are to blame for stirring the dispute in Taishi, say district officials

Authorities in Panyu, Guangdong, have officially declared an end to the three-month struggle by Taishi villagers to exercise their civil rights and unseat their village chief.

1 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

How to end row?

What can be done to end the local government's dispute with villagers in Taishi, Panyu district, Guangzhou? Residents want their village chief removed. They have been angered by police removal of alleged evidence of his corruption. Share your views: write to us

18 Sep 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

Riot police seize files being guarded by protesting villagers

More than 1,000 riot police stormed the local government office in Taishi village yesterday and arrested dozens of mostly elderly women holding fort inside who were seeking to prevent the theft of accounting records and other files that may prove their village chief was corrupt.

13 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Villagers prevail in battle to rid chief accused of graft

12 days of protests pay off as moves begin to dismiss official

Residents of Taishi village in Guangzhou have scored a victory in their bitter fight to remove their chief, after 12 days of continuous hunger strikes and protests.

12 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Three arrested during protest seeking removal of village chief

Police and other officials in Panyu district yesterday detained three villagers as dozens of residents of Taishi village seeking the removal of their village chief for alleged corruption started a hunger strike outside a government office.

1 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Panyu villagers picket offices in corruption protest

Villagers in Guangdong's Panyu district continued their protest at government offices yesterday after a clash with police on Tuesday that left dozens injured and at least seven in detention.

They claim that village chief Chen Jinsheng has usurped Taishi village funds, and are calling for provincial authorities to investigate.

21 Aug 2005 - 12:00am