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Arrest of Village Chief Sparks Protests in China

Tensions are rising in China’s southern coastal fishing village of Wukan after authorities arrested an influential and elderly village chief, Lin Zulian, on alleged corruption charges.   Authorities sealed off the village to reporters, which is a symbol of resistance in China, with only a handful still able to stay inside. Riot police have been sent in even as residents continue to protest Lin’s arrest and demand his release.   Wukan became a symbol of resistance against the...

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