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Xue Jinbo

Victory over corruption

The issues

Tuesday, 10 January, 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

Wukan protest leaders released

Two leaders of a mass protest against illegal land grabs in the Guangdong fishing village of Wukan were released on bail yesterday.

One broke down in tears when he heard that fellow protester Xue Jinbo had died in custody.

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

Village protesters demand democracy

More than 6,000 residents protesting against a government land grab rallied in the blockaded village of Wukan in Guangdong yesterday, demanding democratic elections and the return of the body of a protest leader who died in police custody about a week ago.

18 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

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