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China is no stranger to rural uprisings. Tens of thousands of protests erupt across the country each year, many over the illegal sale of communal village land by corrupt local officials. Few demonstrations lead to real change, but in 2011, one community defied the odds.
Wukan, a village in China’s southern Guangdong province, captured the world’s attention when it achieved a rare victory
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