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Feb. 2012
April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org
Feb. 1, 2012
 
Wukan, the southern Chinese village known for recent massive protests over illegal land uses and other issues, started a voting for new village leadership on February 1, 2012.
 
The voting was expected to result in the selection of an independent election committee, which wound supervise upcoming rounds of voting for villagers' representatives and a new village committee.
 
Feb. 1, 2012
 
The Longjiang River, located in Hechi, Guangxi, was found to contain excessive cadmium. The pollution seriously threatened the safety of drinking water for millions of people. 8 people from 2 enterprises; involved in the illegal pollutant discharging; were investigated for criminal responsibility according to the law, said the mayor of Hechi.
 
Feb. 6, 2012
 
Chairing a conference themed on the distribution of affordable housing, Vice Premier Li Keqiang pledged to make housing accessible to more mid- and low-income families, saying fairness in the distribution of affordable homes is the "lifeblood" of the housing program.
 
Feb. 7, 2012
 
Twenty-nine Chinese nationals abducted by local rebels in Sudan January arrived at the Wilson Airport in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.
 
The Chinese who were working at a construction site in Sudan had earlier boarded a plane chartered by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Sudan shortly after being released by the rebels. They reached the Kenyan airport at around 5:35 p.m. local time after 11 days in captivity.
 
The freed Chinese, some frail-looking, bearded and in T-shirts, were expected to set off for China after a short stay in Nairobi.

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