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Top China Stories from WSJ: Wukan Votes, Defense Spending Rises, Wahaha Expands

A village rebellion last year ends in a democratic vote, China says it will boost its defense spending by 11.2% in 2012, the death toll from an explosion at a chemical plant in northern China last week rises to 25.
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China village votes to expel HIV-positive boy: ‘He is innocent, but his AIDS is too scary for us’

News : The Raw Story (3 days ago)

The plight of an eight-year-old Chinese boy with HIV, reportedly ordered to leave his village by 200 petitioners, sparked intense online soul-searching Thursday in a country where discrimination against sufferers remains rife. The b... Read Post

Wukan, tiny village in China that staged open rebellion, gets the right to vote

News : BlogPost (3 years ago)

Five months ago, thousands of residents of a tiny fishing village in China’s Guangdong province staged an unlikely rebellion. For weeks, the residents of Wukan faced down a police siege before ultimately deposing their Communist Par... Read Post

Rebel China village takes first step in democratic vote

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

Villagers in China whose rebellion against local officials last year grabbed the headlines kicked off a key process on Wednesday that will see them hold their first-ever open, democratic elections. Residents in Wukan in the wealthy ... Read Post


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