Wukan: China’s Democracy Experiment – Episode 5

Two years after the Wukan uprising, preparations for new elections are underway. But the optimism that accompanied the previous poll is nowhere to be seen. Wukan’s democratically elected leaders are no longer united. News that the local government has appointed members of the ousted former Village Committee to key positions is causing deep unease. Fears are growing that a crackdown is imminent. The targets – activists who had led the uprising. As villagers weigh their future, a corruption scandal erupts and the local government tightens its grip on the community. Did Wukan rise up in vain?

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