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This document is a subsection of New Media and Social Movements

China's Jasmine Revolution (CJR)


The 2011 Chinese pro-democracy protests refer to the weekly street actions in over a dozen cities in mainland China starting on 20 February 2011, inspired by and named after the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia; the actions that took and take place at protest sites; and response by the Chinese government to the calls and action.
The level of organization and influence of CJR was not as high as Arab Spring. In fact, it was considered as failure, nothing more than a small protest. Only the first gathering had considerable scale, but still not significant even compared with lots of not so well-known protests in China. And to date there are leadership disputes among relevant activists.


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This picture is taken in a crowded business center, with many people just there to "watch" (Wei Guan). Thus, it is difficult to calculate the total number of participants.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Chinese_pro-democracy_protests