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October 11, 2012 7:42 AM

Protests over forced land evictions soaring in China, Amnesty International reports

The pace of forced property evictions in China has increased during the past three years, fueling social discontent and prompting at least 41 people to set themselves on fire in protest from 2009 to the end of 2011, according to a study published by Amnesty International on Thursday.

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