Occupy Wukan? or A Chinese Spring

The village of Wukan in Guangdong province has staged a massive protest over local officials seizing land without compensation for development projects. This type of issue has been sticky in China for quite some time, similar to eminent domain in the U.S. but without much recourse or a court to appeal to. Here is a video posted on YouTube, its in Mandarin but the images are worth it:

The Financial Times also has a decent article and video.

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  • Hadrian999

    pretty brave considering what happened there was a big uprising in china

  • Hadrian999

    pretty brave considering what happened there was a big uprising in china

  • Hadrian999

    pretty brave considering what happened there was a big uprising in china

  • 5by5

    This is what has been missing in the crappy corporate news. 

    As I believe ONLY Naomi Klein has reported in the Rolling Stone, there have been – by the Chinese government’s OWN estimates – some 87,000 so-called “mass incidents” in China during 2005 ALONE. “Mass incidents” is commie-speak for large-scale protests or riots.

    http://www.naomiklein.org/articles/2008/05/chinas-all-seeing-eye

    Funny how the American press fails to report on that, huh….?

  • 5by5

    This is what has been missing in the crappy corporate news. 

    As I believe ONLY Naomi Klein has reported in the Rolling Stone, there have been – by the Chinese government’s OWN estimates – some 87,000 so-called “mass incidents” in China during 2005 ALONE. “Mass incidents” is commie-speak for large-scale protests or riots.

    http://www.naomiklein.org/articles/2008/05/chinas-all-seeing-eye

    Funny how the American press fails to report on that, huh….?