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January 20, 2014

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John Gordon

I wonder if the sensitivity about "Jasmine Spring" is not so much about the Arab Spring as about the original 1980s China Spring. Wang Bingzhang remains in prison ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Bingzhang

jamie

Could be, though I remember the organisers of the Jasmine Spring organising specifically with the Arab Spring in mind; of course this was for the benefit of any Western media paying attention. The 'spring' meme generally would have been a heads up to the authorities that the rights defenders were finally showing their hand.

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