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.
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.
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.
Residents of Wukan voted for over 100 representatives who will put forward candidates for a village committee to be elected later.
China was rocked by an uprising in village named Wukan where thousands of villagerss packed off local officials.
Authorities in southern China have
freed one of the leaders of a protest by villagers angered by
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