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China: Rise in forced evictions fuelling discontent

Headline Title:  China: Rise in forced evictions fuelling discontent 11 October 2012 Violent forced evictions in China are on the rise as local authorities seek to offset huge debts by seizing and then selling off land in suspect deals with property developers, Amnesty International said as it urged government action.In a new 85-page report, Standing Their Ground, Amnesty International highlights how forced evictions - a longstanding cause of discontent within China - have increased significantly in the past two years in order to clear the way for developments.Local governments have…

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