How Chinese protesters get around censorship, with Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Following the extraordinary wave of protests across China against the government's pandemic controls, Katie Stallard speaks to Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a historian of modern China at the University of California, Irvine, and the author of multiple books including Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink. They discuss the tactics protesters have drawn from past demonstrations in Hong Kong and mainland China, the limits of the country’s censorship apparatus, and the significance of the blank sheets of paper that have become a symbol of these demonstrations. Plus, what the death of the former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin means for the future of these protests.


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