Saturday, March 03, 2012

The Victory of a Tea Party in China?

Villagers in Wukan managed to oust local officials three months ago in protests over land seizures
reports the BBC.

As part of a deal to end the unrest, China's authorities made the rare concession of allowing fresh elections.

The revolt in Wukan came to symbolise anger felt over similar land grabs by officials in rural China.

Brice Pedroletti has a full-page article in Le Monde.