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A portrait of the jailed Wukan village chief Lin Zuluan is displayed by protesters outside China Liaison Office in Hong Kong

Chinese villagers describe police beatings in ‘wild crackdown’ on protest

WUKAN, China (Reuters) – Residents of a Chinese village once seen as a cradle of grassroots democracy were in shock on Wednesday after a “wild crackdown” by police in clashes with protesters which they said led to about 70 people being detained.

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China pressures Hong Kong to squash independence calls ahead of poll

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China pressured the Hong Kong government to disqualify six candidates who advocated independence from a crucial citywide election, as part of a campaign to bolster its interests and win seats for its allies, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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Democracy is nothing to fear, Taiwan tells China on Tiananmen anniversary

(Reuters) – On the anniversary of China’s bloody crackdown on student-led protests in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Taiwan’s new president told China on Saturday that democracy is nothing to fear. Tsai Ing-wen said in a Facebook post on the 27th anniversary that Taiwan could serve as an example to China.

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