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Opinion: Despite the media hype, the ‘democracy village’ of Wukan never was a political game changer in China, and the latest crackdown shows the limits of local power

1 month ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
he violent clampdown on the villagers of Wukan shows the limits of local power, and an article in state media indicates that the leadership's main worry is corruption at the highest levels of China's government, the author writes.
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is the editor-in-chief of SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.