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Key protest leader not on ballot in rebel China village

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 15:04

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.

Rebel China village set for new elections

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 03:27

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.

Wukan protest leader flees China, seeks US aslyum: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 13:26

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.

Rebellious Chinese village elects new leaders

Last Updated: Saturday, March 03, 2012, 22:28

Wukan village, which dominated the global headlines recently for revolting and driving out the previous leadership, elected a new village committee.

Chinese village experiments with democracy

Last Updated: Sunday, February 12, 2012, 16:01

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

Chinese cautious over ‘idea of democracy’

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 21:08

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

Protester freed after China village stand-off ends

Last Updated: Thursday, December 22, 2011, 23:31

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

Protesting villagers in China win rare compromise

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 13:37

The concessions showed how eager higher leaders were to avoid the risk of fresh violence and bloodshed.

China villagers in revolt demand dead man`s body

Last Updated: Saturday, December 17, 2011, 15:50

The villagers, who have driven local authorities from the area, gathered outside a local temple shout slogans calling for the return of farmland.

China vows crackdown on leaders of village revolt

Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 09:48

Thousands of residents of a south China village rallied on Wednesday in defiance of police who sealed off the area to contain a long-running feud over land grabs.