with eyes open wide
Hard evidence of the frustration of living under communism. Rights of the citizens are few… and for these Chinese farmers, the only way to even hope for change/attention is to set yourself on fire. As China grows and grows, land rights are basically obsolete if you are in the government’s way of progress.
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