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Lufeng, Guangdong

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Country  China
Province  Guangdong Province
Population  1.165 million (2000)

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.


Map of Lufeng, Guangdong

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.


Lufeng has a population of 1.7 million, 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.


As of 2005 years end, the city comprises three urban subdistricts and 17 towns. These are organised into 47 neighbourhood committees and 280 village committees.

The citys executive, legislature and judiciary are located in the Donghai Subdistrict (????), together with the CPC subbranch and PSB suboffice. Wukan Village, site of the Wukan protests, is also located in the Donghai subdistrict.

  • Donghai (??)
  • Chengdong (??)
  • Hexi (??)
  • Jieshi (??)
  • Qiaochong (??)
  • Bomei (??)
  • Jiazi (??)
  • Jiadong (??)
  • Jiaxi (??)
  • Hudong (??)
  • Beiyang (??)
  • Nantang (??)
  • Bawan (??)
  • Tanxi (??)
  • DaAn (??)
  • Jinxiang (??)
  • Neihu (??)
  • Xinan (??)
  • Shangying (??)
  • Hedong (??)


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

Lufeng, Guangdong in the past, History of Lufeng, Guangdong

The county-level citys Jieshi Town was the scene of serious inter-village violence in October 2009 and March 2010.

In September 2011, a series of protests occurred in Wukan Village over allegations of official party members unfairly selling farmers land for development. 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.


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