A sign in Queshan, China, admonishes locals to oppose illegal petitions against the government. Ordinary Chinese who have been cheated or defrauded, especially in rural areas, find themselves trapped in neo-feudal conditions with no protection beyond the mercy of corrupt officials.
A sign in Queshan, China, admonishes locals to oppose illegal petitions against the government. Ordinary Chinese who have been cheated or defrauded, especially in rural areas, find themselves trapped in neo-feudal conditions with no protection beyond the mercy of corrupt officials. Tom Lasseter/MCT
A sign in Queshan, China, admonishes locals to oppose illegal petitions against the government. Ordinary Chinese who have been cheated or defrauded, especially in rural areas, find themselves trapped in neo-feudal conditions with no protection beyond the mercy of corrupt officials. Tom Lasseter/MCT

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