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Ying Xing

Channeling Protest: The Case of the Three Gorges Dam

by Ying Xing

In contemporary Chinese society, when conflict arises between officials and ordinary people, there are four major ways for people to seek remedy – class action, group petition, on-the-spot resistance, and collective riot, the combination of group petition and on-the-spot resistance being the most common. I will analyze the legal remedy pursued by those displaced by China’s Three Gorges dam in the first class-action lawsuit known as the “Case...

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