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IV446 - March 2012

Latest update : 1 April 2012.


[1This is for example the constant demand of the overseas movement for democratisation since the Tiananmen massacre in 1989. In China, there is also a current of thought which wishes to reproduce the “Velvet Revolution” guided by intellectuals, illustrated by Liu Xiao-Bo, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2010, held since 2009 because of his activity around “Charter 08”. We can add the protest of the dissident artist Ai Weiwei, essentially asking for more freedom of expression and less corruption

[2This is for example the viewpoint of the novelist Yu Hua expressed in the following article, http://articles.latimes.com/2011/dec/11/opinion/la-oe-yu-hua-china-20111211

[3This is perhaps the most widespread view and has led to much research on the various currents inside the Communist Party. For a summary, see: http://www.piie.com/publications/chapters_preview/4174/03iie4174.pdf

[4“Broad coalition of the Association for student union solidarity.”