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Violent crackdown on protesting residents of Wukan, China’s ‘democracy village,’ leads to detention of at least 70 people

esidents of Wukan, a village in Guangdong Province that was once seen as an inspiration for experiments in democracy within China, fought against the police with bricks, and many said the violence was worse than during the last major crackdown in 2011.
1 year ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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