Wukan Village Re-election Unacceptable
After attracting global attention, Wukan villagers protests
seem to be cooling down.
On Dec.28, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) dismissed
Wukan’s February general election, labeled it as illegal.
The authorities plan to have a re-election, but Wukan villagers
said they won’t accept the election.
Villagers said that land issues haven’t been handled well. If
CCP elects it’s own people, villagers will continue to protest.
Analysts pointed out that if the authorities deceive people,
It will result in larger protests.
Southcn.com reported that on Dec. 28, Guangdong Province
officials held a meeting in Wukan village.
Officials said that Wukan’s February election was illegal,
and there will be a re-election.
Wukan villagers pointed out that the land dispute hasn’t been
handled well, so they will not accept the new election.
Wukan villager: “We don’t want a re-election, as the land
issue hasn’t been handled well. They want to have an election.
We will have election, and all villagers will vote, but we will
not give them the chance to choose their own trustees.
During the meeting, Donghai County party committee said
they would launch the Wukan village party committee.
This will temporarily take over the Wukan villager committee.
Wukan villager: “They want to choose their own people,
electing the former party members and former cadres. We will not accept it.
We wait for village representatives’ opinions, and if the
authorities do not agree, we will continue the petition.”
Reports said over 300 people, including two committee
members, villagers and representatives, listened to the announcement.
Villagers pointed out that they only went there
to have a look. The authorities told lies.
It was only government officials in the meeting.
Pu Fei, China’s policy expert believes if the authorities
sincerely ask villagers to vote, it is good progress.
Those who truly serve the villagers will be elected.
Pu Fei: “The official confirmed February’s election is illegal,
but that is also good progress.
Without the authorities operating behind the public,
those who sincerely work for people will be elected for sure.
If there is problem during the election, or the authorities deceive
people, I believe that they will end up getting into trouble.
Wukan’s protests will start again.”
The Wukan incident has been cooling down after provincial
official Zhu Mingguo met with Wukan villager representatives.
Zhu verbally promised villagers conditions.
Zhong Weiguang, a totalitarian expert in Germany, said that
temporary CCP concessions are due to them not being able to diffuse protests.
However, the CCP is good at using hard
or soft tactics when necessary, to persecute people.
Zhong Weiguang: “In fact, which way the CCP chooses
to suppress protesters is very flexible.
To maintain the Wukan villager’s victory and make progress,
I think we need to address two issues.
One is to understand the CCP’s nature clearly.
The second is that the whole nation should learn from Wukan
villagers’ experiences, as an effective way to fight the CCP.”
Li Tianxiao, Current affair commentator, said that from
the Wukan villagers’ point of view, they won.
From people’s views nationally, we gain confidence by being
inspired and encouraged from Wukan’s uprising.
However, the CCP will not easily let you go.
We can tell from how the CCP dealt with detainees.
They were bailed out by“leniency for suspected criminals”.
The CCP found excuses for not returning Xue Jinbo’s body.
The CCP is looking to separate and persecute village cadres.
The CCP is using the official group’s influence to make up
fabricated evidence to use to retaliate later. The CCP’s intention is obvious.
Pu Fei pointed out that if the authorities just want to diffuse
the urgent situation,
but is deceiving the public in order to retaliate later,
it will bring an even greater uprising.
Pu Fei: “Any time the authorities use this way to deceive
people, it only works temporarily, but not forever.
If they treat Wukan incident like fighting a fire, they will get
fire on themselves, and will bring an even greater uprising.”
Li Tianxiao believes that Wukan villagers can only clearly
understand the CCP’s evil nature by giving up the hope on the CCP,
working together with the village committee and
the youth union.
Meanwhile, continuing to expose Wukan’s incident on the
international media, they will break the evil’s trickery and get the final victory.
NTD reporters Li Yun and Xiao Yu