12 Feb '12, 9am

Chinese village experiments with democracy - Straits Times via @INFOS_EN

SHANGHAI (AFP) - A Chinese village which staged an extraordinary rebellion against authorities last year has taken a key step in a process to freely elect its own governing committee, residents said on Sunday. Thousands of residents of Wukan in the southern province of Guangdong voted on Saturday for more than 100 representatives who will put forward candidates for a seven-member village committee to be elected in March, they said. The move followed protests by the village last December when they faced off with authorities for more than a week in an uproar over land grabs. The demonstrations prompted a drawn-out stand-off with police and officials, but the Guangdong provincial government eventually capitulated and sought to pacify the villagers as their case made headlines.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

Tweets

Chinese village experiments with democracy

Chinese village experiments with democracy

channelnewsasia.com 12 Feb '12, 10am

SHANGHAI: A Chinese village which staged an extraordinary rebellion against authorities last year has taken a key step in ...

Sasara Chinese Dress

Sasara Chinese Dress

gordonator.com 12 Feb '12, 2pm

TD8316, proud member of the 501st Legion 銀河帝国五〇一軍团。 Loves anime, Sasara, photography and looking for droids, pretty ones. ...

Check out this movie! Not bad! =) Golden Villag...

gv.com.sg 11 Feb '12, 7pm

What are you doing at his age? Age 16, TOP gained 400,000 Baht monthly from playing online games. Age 17, He was willing t...

Rent a village in Europe!

Rent a village in Europe!

luxuo.com 14 Feb '12, 4pm

Planning a conference and want something a bit more personal? In the midst of negotiations and want to find the perfect pr...

In Singapore, @PayPal experiments with #QRcode ...

sgentrepreneurs.com 10 Feb '12, 10am

In Singapore, PayPal experiments with QR code shopping at train stations February 10, 2012 by Terence LEE QR codes have ta...

Obamas do Valentine's dinner while Biden entert...

nutsvolts.com 16 Feb '12, 9am

The following errors were encountered You are not allowed to view member profiles.