Tag Archives: Guangdong

Heard on Weibo 12/18-12/25 Wukan, Kim Jong Il’s death and 1989


Tanks didn’t roll into Wukan. Relief? Yes. Comfort? Hardly, given countless precedents that inject nothing but dread, and the fact that the government is still lying and mis-presenting nearly every aspect of the event, down to the location where the … Continue reading

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The battle of Wukan – One village’s attempt to throw out corrupt officials and end land grabs


This is a developing story, and while I usually don’t comment on “sensitive” events as they happen, the stakes seem to be much higher this time. In a small village in Guangdong, the villagers have staged a revolt. All government … Continue reading

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The Good Samaritan in China


Those of us who grew up in Christian homes are all familiar with the parable of the Good Samaritan. Sadly we learned this week that the tale has a very different ending in China: A toddler was going down to … Continue reading

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