Rally in Wukan
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China village stand-off escalates

China's government has vowed to crack down on the leaders of a revolt in a village in the country's southern Guangdong province.

A tense stand-off between villagers and local authorities is continuing in southern China's Guangdong province.

The BBC's Martin Patience in Wukan says villagers held a fresh rally there on Thursday and that both police and villagers have set up checkpoints around the village.

The row, over village land taken by the local government, has been raging since September.

A local official said that the land seizures would be halted, but that those inciting unrest would be punished.

  • 15 Dec
  • From the section Asia