27 August 1999
Chinese peasants charged with subversion
TEN Chinese peasants have been arrested and charged with subversion for forming a secret anti-corruption “army”, say prosecutors in the south-west city of Chongqing.
The group is led by a 52-year-old man and has declaring itself against corruption, which often blights rural Chinese life.
It has also called for a re-assessment of the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy protest.
- The Daily Telegraph 27/08/99 page 15