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Labor and peasant revolts threaten Chinese rulers

Date:
Sunday, February 05, 2012
Time:
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Ron Kelch
Location Details:
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. (at Alcatraz)
Oakland, Ca.

Protests began in September in Wukan, a village of 20,000 people in Guangdong province on the South China Sea, against seizure of more than 100 acres of Wukan common land to be sold to those with insider ties to the village Communist Party leadership. Village authorities escalated the conflict by identifying protest leaders and hauling them to jail, where one of the protest leaders, Xue Jinbo, was killed in custody

For more, see the lead article in Jan-Feb 2012 News & Letters, http://www.newsandletters.org

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