CHINA - Wukan, protest leader flees and seeks political asylum in the U.S. [AN]

After the arrest of Yang Semao and Hong Ruichao for “corruption”, another member of the Guangdong village people’s committee who fought (and defeated) the government is forced to flee, “If I remained, the authorities would have settled scores with me". Analyst in Beijing: “It all takes place ahead of 31 March elections, which no longer makes sense”.


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