Hero of Red China
A story of peasant Fu Xiancai living in a communist regime who is brave enough to talk freely. But now he suffers. Three Gorges - the biggest hydroelectric power plant in the world was the reason why Fu lost his house. He has been protesting against it. Now he lies in a Beijing's hospital after his vertebrae was crushed in an assault. Fu symbolically represents almost two million of peasants, who were moved due to the construction of the water plant. Their land was flooded and their houses were pulled down. The government promised compensation for flooded land and houses, but villagers finally got not even tenth of the original sum. The money was mostly stolen away by local officials. Fu started to organise protests of affected villagers. Despite of threats from police and anonymous phone calls he gave an interview to the German TV channel Das Erste. Later on he was threatened, that if he talks to western journalists, something inconvenient will happen to him. On his way home unknown offenders ambushed him and he was terribly beaten. His spine was broken, but the hospital refused to perform a surgery. When few days later western media published his photo, still it wasn’t clear, if he will survive the attack. Mr. Fu was saved by the wave of solidarity, which raised in Germany. Human Rights Watch in Berlin organised a collection and the German embassy in Beijing sent a doctor to perform a surgery of the injured activist. Local police force put this case away with a conclusion, that Fu simply fell from a slope to a concrete and so that's why he himself is responsible for the injury. But the fight of the peasant Fu hasn't finish yet. He found a lawyer and he wants to continue warning of corruption and injustice, which bind to the whole project of the water plant.
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