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  • China: Wukan – A Symbol of Popular Resistance

    , by ZHANG Isabelle

    The terms of the debate on the future of the Chinese political system are often defined starting from three different perspectives: some believe in a democratic transition impelled by movements of citizens and intellectuals , others believe in a popular uprising legitimated by social (...)

  • Suffering and Struggle in Rural China

    , by RIDDELL John

    Will the Boat Sink the Water? The Life of Chinese Peasants. By Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao. New York: Public Affairs 2006. Reviewed by John Riddell.
    Is China killing the goose whose golden eggs have financed its economic upsurge? Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao pose this question in their gripping (...)

  • The Politics of China’s Rural Poor

    , by FULLBROOK David

    China’s leadership stakes its future on reforming incomes in the countryside
    The massive Rmb4 trillion stimulus package announced Sunday by China’s State Central Committee, which provides vast amounts of infrastructure spending and support for the rural poor, makes it clear that President Hu (...)

  • Dark Side of the Chinese Moon

    , by YANG Lian

    Yang Lian on Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao, Zhongguo nongmin diaocha. A catalogue of the iniquities visited on rural China as the CCP safeguards the ‘investment environment’ of the coastal cities, at the cost of the countryside. Impoverishment and extortion of 40 per cent of the world’s peasants, in a (...)