Lufeng, Guangdong

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Lufeng
陆丰市
County-level city
Xuanwu Mountain,Jieshi Town, Lufeng City
Xuanwu Mountain,Jieshi Town, Lufeng City
Lufeng is located in Guangdong
Lufeng
Lufeng
Location in Guangdong
Coordinates: 22°56′N 115°40′E / 22.933°N 115.667°E / 22.933; 115.667Coordinates: 22°56′N 115°40′E / 22.933°N 115.667°E / 22.933; 115.667
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Shanwei
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Lufeng, Guangdong
Traditional Chinese 陸豐市
Simplified Chinese 陆丰市
Postal Map Lukfung

Lufeng City is a county-level city in the Shanwei municipal region of Guangdong Province, China, on the South China Sea coast, east of Hong Kong.

Lufeng City is situated next to the county of Haifeng (also under Shanwei but not yet upgraded); the area is sometimes conjointly referred to as Hailufeng.

History[edit]

The county was half of the short-lived Haifeng-Lufeng Soviet established 1927.

The county-level city's Jieshi Town was the scene of serious inter-village violence in October 2009 and March 2010.[1]

In September 2011, a series of protests occurred in Wukan Village over allegations of official party members unfairly selling farmers' land for development.[2] Fresh protests broke out in December, when one of the village leaders died in the police custody. The police blocked the roads leading to the village.[3]

Demography[edit]

Lufeng has a population of 1.7 million,[4] the majority of which are of Hoklo heritage; the rest are Hakka. Therefore both Min Nan and Hakka dialects are spoken, in addition to Mandarin which is used in official and public life. The Hailufeng dialect, however, only refers to the Hokkien variant.

Administration[edit]

As of 2005 year's end, the city comprises three urban subdistricts and 17 towns. These are organised into 47 neighbourhood committees and 280 village committees.[5]

The city's executive, legislature and judiciary are located in the Donghai Subdistrict (东海街道), together with the CPC subbranch and PSB suboffice. Wukan Village, site of the Wukan protests, is also located in the Donghai subdistrict.

Urban subdistricts[edit]

  • Donghai (东海)
  • Chengdong (城东)
  • Hexi (河西)

Towns[edit]

  • Jieshi (碣石)
  • Qiaochong (桥冲)
  • Bomei (博美)
  • Jiazi (甲子)
  • Jiadong (甲东)
  • Jiaxi (甲西)
  • Hudong (湖东)
  • Beiyang (陂洋)
  • Nantang (南塘)
  • Bawan (八万)
  • Tanxi (潭西)
  • DaAn (大安)
  • Jinxiang (金厢)
  • Neihu (内湖)
  • Xinan (西南)
  • Shangying (上英)
  • Hedong (河东)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guangdong Villages Battle over Road-use, Verna Yu, South China Morning Post, 10 March 2010
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15032458
  3. ^ Michael Bristow (14 December 2011). "China protest worsens in Guangdong after villager death". BBC News. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Beijing: zero tolerance against illegal land-grabs. Asia News. 26 September 2011.
  5. ^ http://baike.baidu.com/view/184974.htm?fr=ala0_1_1#2