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Beijing after the protests: arrests and changes

The participants of the white paper protests were mostly young people.

China’s government gave in to pressure from the street. True, it was only about one issue, zero-Covid. But the success of the white paper protests means more than the end of citywide lockdowns. The young generation has learned a remarkable lesson in recent days: It can influence the policies of authoritarian state power.

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