» 11/14/2011, 00.00
More unrest in Guangdong over land seizures
Some 3,000 residents in Yilong Village clash with an equal number of policemen. They want compensation for land taken by the authorities but never paid out. Unrest related to unfairness and corruption is rising.
Guangdong, 1,000 people demonstrate against the construction of a chemical plant
The population of Maoming took to the streets to stop an industry of aromatic hydrocarbon, seen as a threat to the environment already plagued by rampant pollution. Meanwhile, also in the southern province, the village of Wukan returns to the polls to elect their leaders: but the government has arrested all possible opponents.
Schools sending under age students to work
A Sichuan middle school has set up eight-month internships with a company in Guangdong. Many of the students are under 16. Scheme is ostensibly designed to help students pay for school fees. Working 14 hours a day, they make US$ 65 a month, far away from home. Fear of publicity forces company officials to send the kids back home, but that might not last.
More violence against activists helping Taishi village
A lawyer was attacked yesterday after visiting a human rights activist. Together they were helping Taishi village residents in their struggle against corruption among village officials.
Guangdong: dogs and teargas "free hostages" of villagers robbed of their land
Hundreds of riot police dispersed around 3,000 villagers who kept a group of Communist officials and foreign investors as hostages for 18 hours to protest against the theft of their land and due compensation.
Guangdong: 4,000 villagers take hostage 300 Communist officials, foreign guests
The villagers are protesting about the seizure of their lands and the theft by corrupt public officials of compensation due them. They besieged a granary that had just been inaugurated and shut executives and foreign guests inside. The situation has not been resolved yet.
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