The latest report of the Washington think tank "Freedom House" shows that before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the organization recorded as many as 636 on-site protests, strikes and occupations in China in the last quarter (June to September), with an average of 7 incidents per day. Street protests.
The picture shows that Guangzhou residents were dissatisfied with the blockade, and a large-scale protest broke out on the evening of the 14th of this month.
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[Compilation of Yang Fuyi/Taipei Report] Voice of America reported that the latest "China Dissent Monitor" (China Dissent Monitor) report of the well-known Washington human rights organization "Freedom House" (Freedom House) shows that before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the organization started from 2022 From June to September, 668 incidents of dissent in China were recorded, as high as 95%, 636 of which were on-site protests, strikes and occupations.
In other words, before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, not only did street protests occur every day in China, but an average of 7 protests occurred every day.
The report quoted the "China Dissent Monitor" report of the Washington think tank "Freedom House" as saying that in the last season (June-September), protests of varying degrees occurred almost every day in many places in China; , but dissent is frequent and geographically widespread, posing challenges to those in power in China.
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Kevin Slaten, project director of the "China Dissent Monitoring" project, said in an interview with Voice of America that the collection of data will start in June 2022 and continue until the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the official start of Xi Jinping's third term; This period was a peak period for dissent and physical restrictions, especially if the zeroing policy was taken into account, but China Dissent Monitor still recorded hundreds of offline physical protests, as well as some large-scale online dissent incidents.
Despite the Chinese Communist Party's ongoing efforts to suppress organized protests, the Chinese continue to speak out both offline and online, Slatten said.
Sources for the Freedom House report statistics database include news reports, civil society organizations, and Chinese social media platforms.
The report recorded a total of 668 protests in China from June to September, of which 636 (95%) were actual events such as demonstrations, strikes, occupations, etc., and 32 (5%) were online protests; Above, the top 4 are Hebei Province (77 cases), Henan (72 cases), Guangdong (49 cases), and Shaanxi (49 cases).
According to the report, during the three-month period from June to September, at least nearly 9,000 Chinese (8,755 people) participated in physical protests, including 380 (60%) of medium-scale actions, with participants between 10 and Between 99; 18% had 2 to 9 participants; 47 (7%) large events had 100 to 999 participants.
According to the report, about three-quarters (521 cases) of these dissenting monitoring incidents were on-site group demonstrations, marches, and blocking roads or passages.
According to the report, 214 protests (32%) in China in the last quarter involved unfinished building projects, 110 protests (17%) involved wage arrears and benefits, 106 protests (16%) involved fraud; and 37 protests against COVID-19 Cases of dissent restricted by -19, including large street demonstrations, hashtag campaigns with hundreds of thousands of online posts, are linked to at least 14 provinces or municipalities.
However, the report also said that at least 1 in 4 (25%) of the protests were suppressed. Examples include local governments in China changing policies after citizen protests; businesses (64%) and local governments (33%) are more likely to be targeted by protesters than the central government (3%).
Last Monday, hundreds of Chinese citizens took to the streets in Haizhu District, Guangzhou to protest against Chinese President Xi Jinping's "dynamic clearing" strict lockdown policy. The crowd angrily tore down the isolation fence, roared on the street, and chanted "Liberation". Slogans such as "seal, unseal, unseal" and "don't test any more" pushed down the roadblocks and blockades along the street, and even the police cars were pushed down.