Fushan County

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Fushan County (浮山县) is a county in the municipal region of Linfen, Shanxi. As of 2000 it had 121,323 residents.

Administration[edit]

Fushan runs two towns and thirteen townships. The executive, legislature and judiciary sit in Chengguan (城关镇), together with the CPC and PSB branches.[1]

Towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

  • Zhangzhuang 张庄乡
  • 西佐乡
  • 北王乡
  • 北韩乡
  • 乔家垣乡
  • 柏寺乡
  • 寨圪塔乡
  • 东要乡
  • 米家垣乡
  • 史演河乡
  • 东张乡
  • 上东乡
  • 槐埝乡

Fushan in the News[edit]

On 2009 September 13 about 400 people uniformed as police destroyed a church complex. As it was Sunday the buildings were in use. Several worshippers were struck, and some of them were taken to hospital. A unnamed female parishioner said seven people remained in hospital. (According to rights group ChinaAid, Sept 16).

A statement on the Fushan church's website said some of the injured were unconscious when taken there. Several buildings had been bulldozed and the complex looted, with Bibles, phones and money stolen.

A county executive officer said that, as the church was not licensed, one could not say that it was a "place of worship". It was merely a matter of demolishing an illegal structure "without a land certificate or construction design. The construction department and the land department government had talked to them several times before it was pulled down." he denied any violence had taken place, and refused to give his name to reporters.[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://baike.baidu.com/view/296351.htm
  2. ^ Agence France-Presse, 2009 Sep 17

Coordinates: 35°56′02″N 111°55′19″E / 35.934°N 111.922°E / 35.934; 111.922