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A Chinese village takes a stand against graft: Locals in the village of Xiantang have occupied their village hall for the past 14 weeks to protest what they say is official graft.

Date: October 18, 2007
Author: Peter Ford
QUOTE: The occupiers are not armed insurrectionists. They are mostly old people who complain that the village committee, led by the local secretary of the Communist Party, took over the land they had farmed, leased or sold it to developers, and kept the money for themselves.

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