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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 05:38 AM
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Chinese officials hold talks with village protesters
Source: CNN Interbational (Haolan Hong)

Residents of the southern Chinese village of Wukan held talks with government officials on Wednesday to try to defuse a tense standoff with the authorities following violent protests over land rights.

More than 10,000 residents of Wukan, a fishing village in Guangdong Province, claim land has been seized illegally and then sold by the local government to developers for the past decade.

News of one recent sale of nearly 1,000 acres of land to developers prompted protests by villagers who say they have not received any compensation and rely on the land for their livelihood.

Villagers last week drove out government officials and set up obstacles to prevent the police from entering the village. They say one villager, Xue Jinbo, was beaten to death while in police custody.


Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/20/world/asia/china-vill...
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 07:27 AM
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1. Abused.
Working people across the globe are being abused by the politically powerful. U.S. included. These assholes will pay, one way or another.
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