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Wukan Village
Wukan is located in Guangdong
Coordinates: 22°53′N 115°40′E / 22.883°N 115.667°E / 22.883; 115.667
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityShanwei
County level cityLufeng city
SubdistrictDonghai Subdistrict (东海街道)

Wukan (traditional Chinese: 烏坎; simplified Chinese: 乌坎; pinyin: Wūkǎn) is a coastal fishing village in Donghai Subdistrict (东海街道), Lufeng, Shanwei, Guangdong, China.[1][2] It has a population of approximately 13,000 residents, and is located approximately 120 km east of Hong Kong near the Pacific coast.[3] Administratively, Wukan is part of the Donghai subdistrict of Lufeng city, a county-level city within the prefecture-level Shanwei city.

Wukan became internationally notable as the site of the 2011 Wukan protests that resulted in the ousting of the ruling Communist Party of China's local government over allegations of corruption, the appointment of village leaders to positions within the Communist Party, and the holding of democratic elections to elect the new village chief and village council.


  1. ^ 2016年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:东海街道 [2016 Statistical Area Numbers and Rural-Urban Area Numbers: Donghai Subdistrict]. National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2018. 441581001210 112 乌坎村委会
  2. ^ 东海街道 [Donghai Subdistrict]. 行政区划网站 www.xzqh.org (in Simplified Chinese). 行政区划网站/区划地名网站 (Administrative Divisions Web/District Geographic Names Web). 25 June 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2018. 【2011年代码及城乡分类】441581001:{...}~210 112乌坎村
  3. ^ Ewing, Kent. "Guangdong Boss Bets on Velvet Glove". Asia Times Online. January 7, 2012. Retrieved April 27, 2012.

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Coordinates: 22°53′N 115°40′E / 22.883°N 115.667°E / 22.883; 115.667