The Chinese Awakening: Signs of Protest Against Communist Party control

The Chinese Communist Party is 90 years old on July 1, and by way of celebration propaganda chief Li Changchun has ordered the official media to step up “patriotic education.” Tickets to see the latest star-studded Party epic, “Beginning of the Great Revival,” are being distributed to the masses.

Much of this hoopla doesn’t register in the public consciousness, or is derided when it does. Yet for six decades the Party has succeeded in enforcing its world view by repetition and, more critically, preventing anyone from presenting alternative values.

That may be changing. Indications are emerging that dissenting voices are gaining traction in the public square. For instance, ordinary Chinese are running for election in local legislative bodies that are usually rubber-stamp bodies filled with reliable worthies chosen by the Party.



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