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VOA reports on rural unrest in China

Posted by radiofreechina on October 19, 2006

www.voanews.com 

The growing gap between the many poor and the few wealthy in China is feeding rising unrest. China’s Communist leadership reported at least 87,000 uprisings last year, most of them in the countryside. Rampant corruption, the lack of a social safety net and extensive environmental damage are fueling the discontent….

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