mass protests

Five Slogans Show Protest Movement’s Diversity, Unity

The spontaneous protests that swept China last week were remarkable for a number of reasons, among them their diversity. While all the demonstrations were loosely tied together by mourning the loss of at least 10 people in an...

Protestors Scoff at “Foreign Forces” Accusations

Chinese protesters shot down insinuations that their demonstrations this past week were controlled by shadowy “foreign forces,” a tactic often used by the state and its defenders to strip dissent of its legitimacy. Dozens of...

How Mencius Undermines Tyrants

At The Useless Tree, Sam Crane describes a Mencian alternative to conventional authoritarian stability management. He takes as his starting point an op-ed in The New York Times, “How Tyrants Endure”, by the authors...

China to address urgent environmental issues – Xinhua

From Xinhua News Agency (link): The State Environment Protection Administration (SEPA) of China vowed recently to tackle the serious environmental problems that may trigger mass protests over pollution. Mass protests of such kind have been on the rise in recent years, increasing at a rate of almost 30 percent a year, and they often occurred […]

On site mediation ordered – Cai Xiong

From China Daily: Shenzhen government officials have been ordered to immediately respond to mass protests in person. By quickly and directly addressing discontented crowds, it is hoped officials can resolve problems calmly and defuse highly charged situations. The task is an important one for local government officials working to make Shenzhen a harmonious society, according […]



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