They express hope their parents will be freed, despite a ruling extending their detention.
Liang village in Nanning is cut off from the world, as villagers accuse local officials of siphoning off compensation funds.
The five, already held for a year, can remain in prison for an additional six months.
Large-scale farming and oil exploration are drying out the area’s karez wells.
Cooperation will demonstrate the government's willingness to identify perpetrators of abuses against civilian groups, they say.
Cambodia criticizes a U.S. policy it says 'splits families' by sending people to a homeland to which they have no close ties.
Two monks detained with him after protests in 2008 were released earlier, sources say.
Villagres from Saigaing region seek redress for confiscations going back to 2007 under the military junta.
The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) names Chinese President Xi Jinping as one of the world's 'press freedom predators,' ranking the country 176th overall.