“Wukan, a coastal village in China’s Guangdong province, began the process of electing their own local leaders. The villagers had led huge protests against corruption and a death in custody. In a surprise decision, limited to Wukan only, the provincial government allowed residents to hold an election.” (The Economist)
After over a month of protests it’s both surprising and encouraging to see what villagers of Wukan have achieved. Perhaps China has changed more since 1989 than we thought.