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    Demonstrations Constricted in China

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/17/op...html?th&emc=th

    Too much RED tape or jail time.

    To put a smiley face on its image during the Olympics, the Chinese government set aside three “protest zones” in Beijing. Officials explained that so long as protesters obtained approval in advance, demonstrations would be allowed.
    So I decided to test the system.
    Following government instructions, I showed up at an office of the Beijing Public Security Bureau, found Window 12 and declared to the officer, “I’m here to apply to hold a protest.”


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    Re: Demonstrations Constricted in China

    I guess the guy could read a coming age of openness into that. Myself, I am guessing his press credentials saved him from a beatdown.



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    Re: Demonstrations Constricted in China

    My roommate is in Beijing now. I asked him to get video of himself saying "Free Tibet" on the Great Wall. We'll see if he is dumb enough to try it.



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