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Chinese Officials Tighten Control of Wukan Village

Authorities in south China appeared to have tightened control over Wukan village by denying its detained chief of legal representation and ordering onsite reporters to leave “for their own safety.” Lin Zulian, a democratically-elected local leader, was arrested early Saturday. He had led the village’s 20,000 residents in months-long protests since 2011 against the local government, after local Communist Party leaders were found to have pocketed gains from illegal sales of the village’s...

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