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Tensions, Frustrations Grow in China’s Rebel Village of Wukan

Authorities in southern China took drastic steps on Tuesday to publicly shame the village chief of a local fishing village of Wukan, well before he faced his alleged charges of corruption in court.   At an official news conference, authorities showed what they said was a videotaped confession of the democratically elected and popular village chief Lin Zulian.   In the confession, which was supposedly spontaneous, Lin appears to be reading his entire statement.   “Given...

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