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Unprecedented Uprising in Chinese Village Chases Out Communist Party

Posted on | December 14, 2011 | 20 Comments

Malcolm Moore reports from Wukan, China:

For the first time on record, the Chinese Communist party has lost all control, with the population of 20,000 in this southern fishing village now in open revolt.
The last of Wukan’s dozen party officials fled on Monday after thousands of people blocked armed police from retaking the village, standing firm against tear gas and water cannons.
Since then, the police have retreated to a roadblock, some three miles away, in order to prevent food and water from entering, and villagers from leaving. Wukan’s fishing fleet, its main source of income, has also been stopped from leaving harbour.
The plan appears to be to lay siege to Wukan and choke a rebellion which began three months ago when an angry mob, incensed at having the village’s land sold off, rampaged through the streets and overturned cars.
Although China suffers an estimated 180,000 “mass incidents” a year, it is unheard of for the Party to sound a retreat. . . .

Read the whole article, which was sent to me by Bert the Samoan Lawyer in an e-mail with the subject line, “This needs to go viral.” Damn right!


20 Responses to “Unprecedented Uprising in Chinese Village Chases Out Communist Party”

  1. Bert the Samoan Lawyer
    December 14th, 2011 @ 9:24 pm

    It’s fun to have a friend with a hugely popular blog.

  2. Anonymous
    December 14th, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

    It’s fun to have a Samoan Lawyer friend who occasionally hits the tip jar.

  3. Anonymous
    December 14th, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

    Terrific article.

    The prospects of the villagers winning that one battle for freedom is slim, but then, they are in a war of attrition against the communists….every little bit counts.

  4. Dianna Deeley
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    They will lose, unless the CPP loses its will – and that doesn’t strike me as likely (unless this really does go viral, and I am going to start linking it where I can). Which means that they all die. “To encourage the others”, as the old saw goes.

  5. Dianna Deeley
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:22 pm

    OK, that was thoroughly gloomy. Sorry.

  6. Joe
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    It’s also fun to speculate how crazy China will get when its own housing bubble bursts and their economy impoldes. 

  7. serfer62
    December 14th, 2011 @ 11:17 pm

    Can we start here on our rulers…how about Boehner?

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  9. Anonymous
    December 15th, 2011 @ 1:16 am

    Freedom is worth dying for.

  10. Adjoran
    December 15th, 2011 @ 1:38 am

    Freedom is a funny thing.  It tends to expand.  Political freedom and economic freedom are inextricably linked together.  The choice for China to have its capitalist cake but eat it with the socialist power structure, too was never going to last. 

    As the Chinese people realize the relatives of PLA and civil Party leaders are running all the factories and companies essentially as robber barons, they will refuse to cooperate in various ways and degrees, and the regime will succumb to the law of nature which tells us that anything which cannot go on forever will not.

  11. M. Thompson
    December 15th, 2011 @ 3:47 am

    Yankee Doodle went to town,
    A riding on a pony.
    Stuck a feather in his hat,
    And called it Macaroni!

  12. Bob Belvedere
    December 15th, 2011 @ 8:25 am

    The truth often is is these dark times.

    Never avoid the Truth, but never, ever, despair.

  13. Bob Belvedere
    December 15th, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    I’m in.

    Unlike the Red Chinese, who will probably raze that village to the ground and plow it under, the worst Johnny Boy will do is try to flood us with his weird tears.

  14. BigGator5
    December 15th, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    Obama will take a pass at this until it is too late.

  15. Bob Belvedere
    December 15th, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    I hope you’re right, but will the Chinese mindset make the necessary leap to resistance?

  16. Bob Belvedere
    December 15th, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    And called it garlic noodles

    There…fixed that for ya.

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