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Will Protests in China Against COVID Lockdowns Succeed?

On Deep Dish we discuss if protests against zero-COVID mean a change in Chinese attitudes toward political expression.
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About the Episode

As protests have erupted throughout China, in response to lockdowns imposed from the government’s zero-COVID policy, some protesters have broadened their criticisms of the government, including even calls for President Xi to step down. On Deep Dish, journalist Lizzi Lee reports on what is transpiring, and author Teresa Wright discusses the frequency and nature of protest in modern China and why this latest wave could destabilize China’s political system. 

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About the Experts
Professor, Political Science, California State University-Long Beach
Teresa Wright is professor of political science at California State University, Long Beach. She’s an expert on popular protest in China and the author of several books on the topic including "The Perils of Protest: State Repression and Student Activism in China and Taiwan", and "Popular Protest in China". And she is the editor of the recent "Handbook of Protest and Resistance in China".
Vice President, Studies
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
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Broadcast Journalist, Wall St TV
Lizzi C. Lee is a broadcast journalist for an independent Chinese media outlet Wall St TV, covering the intersection of politics and economics in China and the world.

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