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'Wukan-style' protests lead to trio's suspension

Three senior Communist Party officials in Guangzhou's Wanggang village have been suspended, in the city government's first concrete response since villagers staged a 'Wukan-style' protest against illegal land occupation and alleged corruption last month.

Saturday, 18 February, 2012, 12:00am

Wukan protest leader laid to rest, for now

Xue Jinbo, the protest leader whose death in police custody last year played a role in triggering one of the most successful grass-roots protest movements on the mainland, has finally been laid to rest, albeit temporarily.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

It takes a village to inspire millions

Stars glittered like jewels in Wukan's tranquil night sky. The sounds of Chaoshan opera echoed in the fishing village's narrow, stony alleys.

It was a calm, mellow evening, in stark and unexpected contrast to the fiery rally just hours earlier.

3 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

No Arab Spring in China this winter

What do Mohamed Bouazizi, Abu-Abdel Monaam Hamedeh, Ali Mehdi Zeu and Xue Jinbo have in common? Better hope Xue has little or nothing in common with the others.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Village mourns protest leader

More than a thousand villagers in Wukan, Guangdong, where tensions are high following the death of a village representative in police custody, paid tribute to the man at an emotional public memorial service in the village yesterday.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


Convicted lawyer files request for retrial

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Tension after village leader dies in custody

The death of a suspected riot leader in police custody has fanned tensions between villagers and police in the already restive Wukan village of Guangdong.

It also raises the likelihood of further unrest as the subject of the residents' ire - illegal land grabs - remains unresolved.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am