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China Yields to Protests when Stability Matters

China Digital Times (CDT)

In his column for CNN, Jaime FlorCruz writes about why the Chinese government tolerates some protests while harshly cracking down on others:

In recent years, local officials in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou have given in to public pressure — street demonstrations, silent “strolls” and online campaigns — on controversial issues. In some cases, government planners had to abandon plans to build...

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