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January 29, 2012 11:52 AM

Chinese village leader snaps, and some locals applaud

On a chilly Sunday afternoon this month, Gao Jinghe walked up to the leader of his local township and stabbed him on the side of the face. After years of challenging what he called corrupt business deals involving officials, many here say, Gao Jinghe had finally snapped. News of the Jan. 15 attacks was all the more shocking because of Gao's background: He's the elected leader of Beitai Village, which is just down the road from Liuzhangzi and some 140 miles northeast of Beijing.

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