China: News blackout on Wukan revolt

News reports of an uprising that began several days ago in Wukan have been blocked by the Chinese government. Coverage of the protests, which began following the death of a local villager Xue Jinbo, and political interference in local elections, has not been covered by any Chinese language media. Wukan residents dispute the claim that Jinbo died from a heart attack, believing he was tortured to death. In China, the story has only been covered by the English-language edition of an official Chinese Communist Party newspaper, “Global Times”.