Guangdong Lufeng Wukan Village, is attracting the attention of the world. Over the past two to three months between villagers and officials and bureaucratic vested interests fight, repeatedly over the past few years, the villagers petition invalid, and this population of nearly 15,000 villages, centuries-old clan context of the sociological background of each surface , set off with villagers in the face of strong pressure from the official position of a firm does not give way.
indecent words at all official levels, and the villagers react to the outside world through the media presentation of the details, we see rapid changes in China, can no longer avoid the democratic rights of citizens of this critical issue.
Wukan not Tiananmen Square
because the official armed forces have been mobilized to attack the night, long after the mobilization of large numbers of armed police surrounded the village, the villagers coming anxiety and create a dangerous sense of urgency, a lot of reports and comments from Wukan started here more than the situation for June 4, 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square before the fight. Similarly there is precedent for the conflict. The end of 2005, the World Bank annual meetings in Hong Kong before, also in Shanwei, the power plant land dispute, protest groups, the East African village, the official dispatch of force including tanks reportedly shot live ammunition at the expense of the injured villagers , and restore stability.
However, despite the election of the villagers themselves from Wukan Interim Council to see the whole of Guangdong or the whole of China in the future elections, Wu Kan resistance core, is local (local), the local villagers living generations, requiring their rights are not violated.
If students occupied Beijing in 1989, is as a symbol of national political and cultural center of Tiananmen Square, then Wukan villagers but in their own villages, in their own home. Indeed, they have been starting to Lufeng Municipal Government to protest, but also ready to go. However, protests and demonstrations came back, and then deployed force surrounded the village and the people became hostile to the formation of a violation of basic livelihood and damage. In this sense, Wu Kan, and Tiananmen Square are essentially different.
Wukan protests lead to violence, is September 21 this year. So if you need a police official to maintain law and order, should belong to immediate response measures; alone after that, Lufeng Guan side had also asked Wu Kan village elected representatives for consultations. After three months, and there is no immediate need of police violence happen again. If you think Lufeng villagers protesting party and government organs by the threat of force should withdraw there to protect these organs, without any explanation, rather than surrounded the village, both men and women, pregnant weak sick, all the government hostage to violence.Why use a large number of armed forces
surrounded by a peaceful self-contained village? Relevant government at all levels, can not directly answer this question. That is, official and private life in public space, use of police force, need to give adequate reasons. Surrounded Wukan reason not sufficient.
village not rule machine
assume, as some officials and the public security department said notice, sent armed forces to arrest “criminals”, the public security organs Lufeng party to answer first two questions, be possible to make people believe that the fault of their own, In Wukan villagers.
First, on September 21 after a violent conflict, is the Lufeng Guan elect’s request consultations with representatives of villagers, the villagers out of their final 13 elected representatives, consisting of only “temporary” Council, management, village affairs. Since September 21, after three months, except when armed police tried to force the village were blocked, there is no recurrence of violent conflict. Yang Mao-colored members of the Council, Tsu Luan, who now refers to the public security organs to be catching “criminals” and asked them to turn themselves. However, regardless of the formal law of the village committee elections, according to local conditions or Wukan villagers elected the Interim Council set up the program, originally organized under the scope of village self-government, not an official government agency, not to mention “illegal organization”; and, after the establishment of the Interim Council, Wukan struggle has shifted the direction of upholding peace and rationality, the public security authorities have neither the subject of allegations of temporary members of the Board conclusive, there is no conclusive evidence to support allegations, for which surrounded the entire village, not abuse it?
more important still another problem associated with this. Had been arrested in Zhuanglie Hong, Xue Jinbo, Zhang City, Hong Rui Chao, Cengzhao Liang village leaders and other five, there Xue Jinbo suspicious death. Although the official release said repeatedly it is normal died and their families to worship, but subject to various constraints. Now family members say Zengzhao Liang also hospital. Since the mystery of torture has become a key focus of the current conflict, and how the local public security authorities and public opinion to make the villagers believe that once the village leaders were arrested, not suddenly disappeared?
paradoxical relationship between central and local
Wukan incident also shows that Contemporary China relationship between central and local grass-roots, has undergone profound changes. In the government response, the villagers petition for years, there is no effect, and have actually discovered in the autumn issue of new land for sale ring. Once the public protest, once a level government began to mobilize the police force, then less than three days, no matter how grass-roots issues, will be immediately interpreted as “Beijing” intention, the villagers immediately on the defensive at a politically difficult to get state power and political discourse of direct support.
local grass-roots government indeed there may be significant corruption, torture is also a major problem. In this case, the central or provincial government, Wu Kan village 41 years has been re-elected President of Chang-Xue (The villagers said that Gaddafi has ruled only four years), but most are “off a means “far from chopping cars, why do it so hard? Now Xue Chang has been “double”, but Lufeng police torture suspects, whether or not large enough to make Beijing Feeling “arm” of the pain? Xuejin Bo can not be put to rest, Wukan other village representatives, and Wu Kan clan community, there will be common lot of the police Su. Wang Yang, Guangdong’s capital and gentlemen, in this day December 21, must face Wukan home the remains of the villagers asked Xue Jinbo requirements.
the relationship between central and local grass-roots change, but also in political discourse on the multiple distortions. Grassroots representatives of the people re-election this year, from the beginning, over there to try the independent, open statement will run. Although many of them networking, media, academic celebrity, but without exception, their campaign platforms are in the local community to seek specific benefits. Even so, without exception, they were still severely blocked, almost all unsuccessful. Not concerned about the mass of local people’s congress elections are estimated to be able to see the most eye-catching news that President Hu Jintao in September to participate in the Beijing Xicheng District People’s Congress election to vote a large photo. When those same villagers as Wukan grassroots feel deprived of their rights when this picture was presumably and “village election law,” together, emerged in their minds. For them, the best protection rights are not violated, it is clear that a truly democratic way to elect their own village.
education reform in recent years, enrollment in schools, raise the general cultural level of the resident population. Political discourse of multiple distortions, reflected in the growth of young people, often on the requirements of social justice will require a major force to protect the interests. The Wukan protest, young people actively involved, play a significant role. But through the school system and employers to reprimand, obviously, and Chinese culture recently emphasize contradictions discord place. As long as young people have not all become born cynical social fritters, future conflicts and hope, are still embedded in the young body.
Finally, we can see from today’s Wukan China in 2011, but also because a series of international and domestic upheaval. Rage late last year, “China’s stand up”, not enough to convince the public today. “China” stand up, why it must not be converted into Xue Chang dismount? Wukan villagers to understand the Arab world is undergoing profound changes, but also being aware of Taiwan’s presidential election. How many energetic, curious young Chinese Sheng notice these things? Please do not use absolute numbers to determine the amount of their potential energy. Democratic rights associated with daily life, among young citizens become increasingly clear is self-evident. Central Government is now faced with contradictions in the bottom of society, Xue-chang who will always be protected, protection Lufeng indiscriminate torture, such a response can permanently sustain it?
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situation in China is not the law in accordance with the ruling party, Wu Kan village is not the inevitable result of the ruling according to law. peel thinking cage, China
town cadres by the higher authorities had called Xuejin Bo’s nephew, his wife, threatening to send their children are caught up there, said city leaders, caught the temporary president of the Council of Delegates and representatives of villagers Yang Mao Tsu-color love shooting on the spot Other people are sent to Qinghai. Wukan the people you worry, NATO, the UN peacekeeping force has three aircraft carrier battle group army has Dama Manila, there are four aircraft carrier battle groups in the United States and Japan, Korea, India, Russia, five Army period of seven set by both the military group was waiting in it!! eight Army in China has changed and so have it!! up there thirty million militia and hundreds of millions of people ready!!! bloodbath Wu Canton, China
democratic elections. . . Difficult pioneers, China
under the author’s conclusion seems too early for that. Wu Kan village people have been sent to do the work in the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee, the return to normal life and production. They are required to solve village official facing corruption, land and other specific issues, not the author of thesis and some overseas media expect, and even can be said wistfully case of “Arab Spring.” It also reflects some overseas Chinese people and the internal situation of the media does not really understand. redo overseas, Ambler, PA, USA
rare to see a normal article. huanhu
after the arrival of easing is all broken up and retaliation, which is always a means. unnamed
Wukan people in the media’s story has already been said, the hope that the media not to the escalation of incidents. Although this is a statement of self-protection, but also the fact that meaning. BBC will not have to lift a total uphill it right ~ pure, America
Wukan people protests, not very suddenly. Is the so-called [frozen three days in a day]. [Because of] Wukan [thousands of] people [united unity], [avoid] event [exposure] in the [foreign] alerted, the CPC was not rash , [timely] to [compromise] gesture. However, since the Chinese government [to build], [calendar] in it, and [see] a few to try it before the people [yield] in the example? [Flexible] means [after], [fell] has become [go back on the norm]. Wukan people urgently respond if you do not , [implement the unity], [victims] suffer is to be expected destination. Way “Hardships are dog bully”, if it is off the sheep [tiger], do not be sheep bullying can [do]? If the [Chinese Communist Party Hu], [Wu Kan [people] will be the sheep dog] or  it? Meng Guang, Hong Kong