'Democracy village' in China succumbs to crackdown on individual rights

'Democracy village' in China succumbs to crackdown on individual rights

Surveillance cameras peer at residents from every major street corner. Informants are everywhere, villagers say. And more than a dozen villagers are languishing in prison or detention.

Nov 10, 2017, 16:40 PM IST

Hopes for democracy crushed in the Chinese rebel village of Wukan

Hopes for democracy in the Chinese village of Wukan, where an uprising against corruption five years ago gained global notice and led to direct village-wide elections, have all but evaporated, with protest leaders either in detention, in exile, facing arrest or quitting their posts.

Jul 01, 2016, 07:03 AM IST

Key protest leader not on ballot in rebel China village

Voters in a Chinese village that overthrew its Communist Party bosses in landmark elections two years ago went to the polls again today, but a key protest leader was absent from the ballot.

Apr 01, 2014, 15:04 PM IST

Rebel China village set for new elections

A Chinese village which held landmark democratic elections after it rebelled against Communist Party officials heads to the polls again on Sunday, shadowed by fears that local authorities are reasserting their grip on power.

Mar 31, 2014, 03:27 AM IST

Wukan protest leader flees China, seeks US aslyum: Report

A leader of the 2011 Wukan protests in China that grabbed worldwide attention has fled to the US to seek asylum, media reports and an associate said on Wednesday.

Mar 26, 2014, 13:26 PM IST

Chinese village experiments with democracy

Residents of Wukan voted for over 100 representatives who will put forward candidates for a village committee to be elected later.

Feb 12, 2012, 16:01 PM IST

Chinese cautious over ‘idea of democracy’

China was rocked by an uprising in village named Wukan where thousands of villagerss packed off local officials.

Dec 27, 2011, 21:08 PM IST

Protester freed after China village stand-off ends

Authorities in southern China have
freed one of the leaders of a protest by villagers angered by
land grabs.

Dec 22, 2011, 23:31 PM IST