“Voices of Protest” is a special edition of CDT’s monthly “Voices of…” video series. This 15-minute video is a compilation of video footage, images, and audio from the large, spontaneous public protests that broke out in a...
Dec 23, 2022
In the month since China erupted in a series of nationwide public protests, incited by a deadly fire in Urumqi and fueled by anger towards harsh “zero-COVID” policies, those involved in the protest movement have...
Protest Songs: “Urumqi East,” “If You Won’t Take the Lead,” “Can’t Imagine What Your Pain Was Like,” “Down with Tyranny … No More Emperor Xi!”
Dec 12, 2022
The recent protests commemorating victims of the November 24 fire in Urumqi and criticizing harsh pandemic measures and repressive government policies employed a wide variety of protest-themed slogans, artwork, poems, essays,...
Dec 7, 2022
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...
Mourning for Victims of Urumqi Fire Escalates into Nationwide Anti-Lockdown, Anti-Government Protests
Nov 27, 2022
On Thursday, a deadly fire broke out in a predominantly-Uyghur residential building under COVID-19 lockdown in Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital, and kicked off a series of nationwide protests calling for an end to China’s restrictive...
Sep 30, 2014
As pro-democracy student protests continue to unfold in Hong Kong, Chinese authorities are ramping...
May 24, 2006
From The Epoch Times (link): In the spring of 2006, a student club at a prestigious university in Shanghai City broadcasted a film on campus readdressing the 1989 June 4 Tiananmen Massacre. After the broadcast, the student club distributed pamphlets and setup a website. Over 100 people participated in this activity. An insider disclosed to […]
Jun 3, 2005
From the Guardian: Sixteen years ago, on the night of June 4 1989, tanks moved into Tiananmen Square in Beijing and began the violent dispersal of the longest-running student demonstration the People’s Republic of China had seen… In the weeks after the violence, untold numbers fled abroad. To this day, others remain in prison. In […]
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