How Dissent Grows in China | The New Yorker

How Dissent Grows in China

How Dissent Grows in China

The protests of recent weeks carry an echo, and a warning, from the Maoist era.

via The New Yorker:

The woman in the picture is small and wears an oversized hood, and “she is shielding her face with the sign, kind of hiding behind the sign,” WhitePaper noted. Her image contrasts sharply with those in so many Chinese textbooks depicting Communist martyrs fearlessly fighting for the survival of the Party. “She certainly comes across as a bit timid,” he said. She has the posture of someone who wasn’t trying to be a hero, “yet she holds tightly the sign and the flowers.”

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