The occupy movement has finally invaded China. After a year of protests across the globe, China has finally succumb to people power. Protesters in a southern Chinese village are defying authorities in the latest outburst of simmering rural discontent eroding the ruling Communist Party’s grip at the grassroots. The latest protests were sparked by last weekend’s death in custody of Xue Jinbo, 42, who was detained on suspicion of helping organise protests against land seizures. Hundreds of residents in Wukan Village in Guangdong province held an angry march and rally despite moves by authorities to halt the project at the centre of the months-long unrest and detain local officials involved.
Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Socially Engineerd, That Human Condition | Tags: China, Communist Party China, Government of Shanwei, Occupy, Occupy Wukan, Protest, Protestors, Xue Jinbo | 1 Comment »