Chinese legislator beaten (was 'Investment in China')

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[quote]Chinese legislator missing after beating: journalists

A Chinese legislator is missing after he and a foreign journalist were attacked by thugs at a village in southern China at the center of a bitter land dispute, reporters say.

Lu Danglie, a delegate to the local People’s Congress from Hubei province’s Zhijiang city, was badly beaten Saturday as he tried to enter Taishi village in southern Guangdong province, journalist Jonathan Watts, told AFP.

“We are extremely concerned about Lu Danglie, we do not know where he is, he was extremely badly beaten, possible killed,” said Watts, the Beijing based correspondent for the British newspaper The Guardian.

Guardian reporter Benjamin Josse-Walt, who was with Lu, was threatened by guards and thugs in Taishi before being taken to a neighboring township and warned not to meddle in the dispute.

Lu was unconscious but still being kicked by his attackers when the journalist was taken away, Watts said.

The attack came after two foreign journalists were punched and slapped on Friday as they tried to enter Taishi village.[/quote]

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CCP is an evil cult. :smiling_imp:

Yes but notice there are no brawls in PRC congress.

Perhaps a few of the Legistors in ROC need a good beat down to bring order to the LY on Taiwan.

Getting shot (PRC) is a bit more serious than some beating (ROC)… Just a tad worse.

Well ROC president was shot and it didn’t improve the political situation on Taiwan either.

I’m still in favor of a beat down of certain LY members that are frequent instigators when LY is in session.

[quote=“ac_dropout”]Well ROC president was shot and it didn’t improve the political situation on Taiwan either.

I’m still in favor of a beat down of certain LY members that are frequent instigators when LY is in session.[/quote]

How about just censuring them? Or educating the masses NOT to vote for them again and again and again?

Just another day in [color=red]RED CHINA[/color].

Red in name only. Actually a stronger hue of state socialism these days.

I would’ve thought the forces of anti-communism would have gleefully railed to the side of these vilagers in Taishi. It’s actually a very interesting story. Still, as proven by Pol Pot et al, things get a tad hoakey when grand themes are brewed in rural backwaters.

HG

[quote=“Huang Guang Chen”]
I would’ve thought the forces of anti-communism would have gleefully railed to the side of these vilagers in Taishi. [/quote]

The thugs aren’t from the village…they are hired by the communist government.

[quote]Malaysian journalist Leu Siew Ying from the South China Morning Post and French reporter Abel Segretin from Radio France Internationale were pushed and shoved by a group of 20 people as they tried to report on the dispute.

Watts and Leu said that the thugs were not from Taishi village but most likely hired by local government officials.

The incidents follow the arrest of rights lawyer Guo Feixiong, who was helping villagers in the dispute.

Guo went missing last month after he also tried to educate Taishi farmers about their land rights.

Villagers told AFP that numerous plainclothes and uniformed police have been posted in the village to monitor the activities of villagers around the clock.

They were warning locals “not to cause trouble” by talking to reporters.[/quote]

Cheers comrade, that actually wasn’t very clear . . . or at least to me. :blush:

Them folks at Taishi, and in other nonedescript hell holes throughout China have been fighting the good fight of late. Hats of. Respeck!

Of course it doesn’t augur well for the future with this much financial disparity.

HG

And here more:

guardian.co.uk/international … 12,00.html
guardian.co.uk/international … 19,00.html

This story sounds fishy.

They left him for dead? But drove him 900 miles home.
He got the sh*t kicked out of him, but no permenant damage.
Yet he still has breath to say he was sprending democracy.

Sounds like a planted story or a paid informant.

Or both -

You pay someone a little bit of money they would say and write anything. Probably just another made up story…

Dear all,

This is from the original Guardian article titled

Chinese whispers. Journo obviously wasn’t there. Oops.