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.
- Popular Protest in China, Teresa Wright, Polity, July 2018
- The Perils of Protest: State Repression and Student Activism in China and Taiwan, Teresa Wright, University of Hawaii Press, March 1, 2001
- Handbook of Protest and Resistance in China, Edited by Teresa Wright, Edward Elgar Publishing, June 18, 2019
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