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The Rules of Revolt | Chris Hedges, Truthdig

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There are some essential lessons we can learn from the student occupation of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, which took place 25 years ago. A nonviolent movement that disrupts the machinery of state and speaks a truth a state hopes to suppress has the force to terrify authority and create deep fissures within the power structure ... Some of the internal documents that exposed the fears and deep divisions within the ruling elite have been collected by the Princeton University Library.

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As brother goes on trial, wife of China’s jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner says ‘I’m not free’ | The Washington Post

Liu Xia, under house arrest in China’s capital since her imprisoned husband Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize, made a rare appearance Tuesday at a trial, yelling out a car window: “I’m not free.” Liu was allowed to leave the Beijing apartment where she has been held for two-and-a-half years to attend the trial of her brother on fraud ...

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Top tip if you’re going out in Beijing: don’t breathe | The Guardian

When it comes to air pollution, the long-suffering residents of Beijing tend to think they have seen it all. But this weekend, instruments measuring the levels of particulate matter in the city’s famously noxious air broke all records. The Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Centre said levels of PM2.5, tiny particulate matter, had reached more than 600 micrograms per square metre ...

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China expects respect after US naval shift | RT

China has expressed mild concerns with the American plans to shift most of its warships to the Pacific region by 2020. Beijing called on to Washington to respect the interests of all sides in the Asia-Pacific, including that of China. ­Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Liu Weimin said that the Asia-Pacific is the region where Chinese and the US interests overlap ...

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