... 13,000 Chinese citizens, furious over repeated rip-offs by their village elite, sent their leaders fleeing to safety and repulsed efforts by the police to retake Wukan (NYTimes).
December 25, 2010
Quian Yunhui, a popular village head leading petitions against government abuses of power, died after being crushed by the front wheel of a truck loaded with rocks in eastern Zhejiang. Rumors emerged stating that Qian was held on the ground by four men in security personnel uniforms while the truck was driven slowly over him.
December 25, 2009
Prominent dissent intellectual and activist Liu Xiaobo was sentence to 11 years in jail for 'Subversion of State Power.'
December 25, 2008