Social Movements

Xiangtang Village Struggle Illustrates How Forced Evictions Continue to Take Place in China

Gas, water, and electricity was cut off to villagers in Xiangtang Village in Beijing late last month by authorities, as part of an attempt to evict residents of the village, which is slated for demolition. This occurs despite sub-zero temperatures in Beijing, with residents having resisted attempts by authorities to evict them for weeks, engaging in protests and hunger strikes, among other actions...