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China Smacks Ex-Leaders Dumped in Village Revolt

Party officials fined, expelled for illegal land deals in Wukan

(Newser) - China's Communist Party has punished officials whose corruption angered townspeople in southern China so much that they rebelled against the regime — and won . Two officials from Wukan have been expelled from the party for corruption and 18 others punished, according to state media. The expelled pair will have... More »

Rebel Chinese Village Wins Concessions

Wukan roadblocks lifted, land to be returned

(Newser) - They fought the law and, for now, it looks like they won. Villagers in southern China who rebelled against the Communist Party over a land grab and the death of a village negotiator in police custody have had some of their demands met, AP reports. Authorities have agreed to release... More »

Chinese Village, Beijing Wage War

Residents drive out Communist officials in standoff

(Newser) - An entire village in China is locked in a rare public standoff with the government. The 20,000 villagers of Wukan in southern China have chased off their Communist leaders and are now encircled in a police cordon, reports the Telegraph . Supplies are running low, though villagers are smuggling in... More »

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