China's Jasmine Smackdown

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    This isn't Egypt or Tunisia. The Chinese know how to oppress better than anyone.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/21/world/asia/21china.html
     
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    Gonna be a whole lotta kung-fu fightin'...
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    China Tightens Security Ahead of Calls for Nationwide Protests
    February 20, 2011 - China has increased the presence of security forces around the country in response to an on-line call for nationwide demonstrations in solidarity with the so-called "Jasmine Revolutions" in the Middle East.
     
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    I doubt it. The Chinese authorities will bitch slap the would be jasminites back in line with barely a whimper heard.
     
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    Uncle Ferd says dey been Shang-haied...
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    Chinese activists disappear amid calls for protests
    3 Mar.`11 — Chinese human rights activists have been disappearing ever since a mysterious call went out on the Internet for a "Jasmine Revolution" similar to the uprisings against authoritarian regimes in the Middle East — a call that was made again this week.
     
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    Ominous warning from Chinese state press agency...
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    China state paper warns against rallies
    Sun, Mar 06, 2011 - CHAOS THEORY:A CPP mouthpiece said Chinese support their nation’s stability and government policies, and warned against concocting ‘Middle East-style news’ there

     
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    I thought 'Jasmine' was a French perfume.
     
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    Uh-oh, Ban got his Weiwei caught inna wringer...
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    Ban slammed over silence on wave of arrests in China
    Tue, Apr 19, 2011 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon came out all diplomatic and political guns blazing to defend protesters in the Arab world and civilians in Ivory Coast, but on a new wave of arrests in China there was silence.
     
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    Like I said...

     
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    Update: Ai Weiwei released under overbearing probation...
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    Ai Weiwei released on probation under 'depressing' conditions
    June 23, 2011 - Ai Weiwei has been released from detention after 2-1/2 months in an unknown location. Conditions of his probation prevent him from speaking about his ordeal, forcing him to avoid the press.
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    Ai Weiwei's release elicits calls for China to free more dissidents
    June 23, 2011 - Many world leaders and activists are using Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's release to urge China to ease restrictions on dissent.
     
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