Chinese revolution à la Egypt?
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Chinese Revolution à la Egypt?
Xah Lee, 2011-02-20
After 20 min digging, i find this report most reliable:
China police break up ‘protests’ after online appeal (2011-02-20) @ Source www.bbc.co.uk
Calls for people to protest and shout "we want food, we want work, we want housing, we want fairness", were circulated on Chinese microblog sites.
The message was first posted on a US-based Chinese-language website.
Several rights activists were detained beforehand and three people were arrested in Shanghai, but the call for mass protests was not well answered.
So, who started it? The “US-based Chinese-language website”, according from another site, seems to be “Boxun.com” (also boxun.us, peachhall.com). I spent 10 min but couldn't find any info about who they are. The Boxun.com is running on Google's blogger service. The site says it's a temp location due to cyber attack.
just found that they have a Wikipedia entry: Boxun. According to it, the site is started by Watson Meng. The article seems to be written by a single person. Checking on its edit history, the article appeared in 2007-01, and is edited by total about 7 people.
Here's another news report on this:
"Call me if there's a revolution" (2011-02-20) By Melissa Chan. @ Source blogs.aljazeera.net
Remember, today, there are tens of thousands of random newsites. Be sure you know who's behind the site.
It appears, that the Boxun site is indeed a front group of Falung Gong. See: Falun Gong Front Groups.