A protester unveils his petition as he walks to the steps of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. China's annual meeting of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference began on Friday ahead of the National People's Congress on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Chinese county’s rare disclosure sheds light on plight of nation’s petitioners

Local government says it spent more than US$48,000 trying to ‘dissuade’ resident’s petitioning

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A protester unveils his petition as he walks to the steps of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. China's annual meeting of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference began on Friday ahead of the National People's Congress on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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