China sees new breed of civil activists emerge

From today: "The rise of social activism underscores the expanding liberties that many people in China say they are experiencing. But it coincides with other trends that convey how turbulent China has become as the Communist Party opens up the economy but keeps a tight grip on power. The number of citizens filing last-ditch petitions to the senior party leadership to resolve grievances has been rising at a double-digit pace for the past several years."

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