China’s revolution for everyone and no one – Francesco Sisci
There is a very widespread perception that street protests are just the first step in a continuum that leads inexorably to riots and ultimately revolution. But this is misleading, because there is a huge qualitative difference between protests and revolution. Revolution requires more than just an urge to change things; it needs a direction, where to lead the change. And it is precisely here – the direction of change – where there is the most confusion, both within China and without.