January 9, 2012

Guangdong Boss Bets on Velvet Glove

Kent Ewing, Asia Times

AP Photo

 If, as the African proverb goes, it takes a village to raise a child, then can the now iconic village of Wukan in China's southern Guangdong province raise a nation on principles of free speech, transparent governance and democracy? 

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