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the people's patience has reached the limit

In mainland China, people have taken to the streets to mourn the victims of the recent fire in Urumqi, Xinjiang, and expressed their dissatisfaction with the epidemic prevention measures. In Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and other places, it was reported on November 27 that people spontaneously mourned and protested against the lockdown. Students from dozens of colleges and universities across the country also participated in the so-called "blank paper revolution." Eighty-nine student movement leaders compared the widespread demonstrations with the student movement more than 30 years ago. There are also comments that this wave of demonstrations is a continuation of the Beijing Sitong Bridge banner incident last month. On November 27th, for the second consecutive night in Shanghai, people gathered on Urumqi Middle Road and mourned the 10 victims of the fire in Urumqi, Xinjiang by candlelight. People chanted slogans such as "don't do nucleic acid, just want hu

sparked outrage and demonstrations, and Xi Jinping's authority encountered a rare challenge

The public grievances caused by the Chinese authority's "dynamically clearing" epidemic prevention policy has swept many cities in China, including Shanghai and Beijing, as well as many colleges and universities. The unconventional challenge to the authority of Xi Jinping, who has won a third five-year term as general secretary and chairman of the military commission, poses a rare and serious challenge. Citizens of Shanghai, the commercial and financial center of China, took to the streets for a few days over the weekend, spontaneously holding a vigil for the victims of a fire in a residential building in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, and turned into a large-scale protest demonstration against the "dynamic clearing" epidemic prevention policy Activity. Facing the hundreds of police guarding the scene, the protesters even chanted slogans such as "Give me freedom or give me death", "Xi Jinping step down" and "Communist Party steps down&

Three Preliminary Observations on the "Blank Paper Revolution"

Holding up a blank sheet of paper is a revolution! This is not pomp or fantasy, but a striking sign of the wave of social protests that have been taking place in China for the past few days. Since November 25, 2022, from Urumqi to Shanghai, from Wuhan to Beijing, large-scale public protests have occurred in many places across China. In just two or three days, protests have swept through at least one-third of the country's provinces. Many young people held a blank sheet of paper and stood in public places, which showed an unyielding gesture of protest! Therefore, some public opinion called this protest a "blank paper revolution." The protests have just begun, the situation is still developing, and new developments will appear all the time. However, the historical significance of the "blank paper revolution" is beyond doubt. Because this is the first time that such a widespread public protest has occurred in China in more than 30 years since the Tiananmen Square c

Announcement to dissolve assemblies Imran’s admission of his failure: PMLN

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) leaders said on Saturday that PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s announcement about the dissolution of assemblies was, in fact, a confession of his failure, as his long march had proved to be a failed show. Responding to Imran Khan’s speech, different PMLN leaders said the Rawalpindi rally was just an act of face-saving, and Imran Khan, who had earlier announced taking over Islamabad, ended up announcing resignations from all assemblies. They said the speech of Imran Khan was the speech of a loser. Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said PTI Chairman Imran Khan “cannot dissolve both [Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab] assemblies”. He told Geo News programme Naya Pakistan: “Khan will not be able to decide about dissolving the assemblies.” He said the PTI could not do so if a no-confidence motion was moved in these assemblies. “Not possible! A vote of no confidence can be brought in the provincial assemblies at any time without wasting time. The opposition clearly ha

Lt Gen Faiz Hameed decides on early retirement

Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed, who is one of the top military officers, has decided on early retirement, Geo News reported Saturday, citing sources. News of Lt General Hameed’s retirement comes a day after family sources said that Pakistan Army’s Chief of General Staff (CGS) Lt General Azhar Abbas had sought early retirement as well. The two army men were listed among the six army officers nominated by the General Headquarters for the army chief’s post. It may be noted that Lt Gen Hameed was the director-general of Inter-Services Intelligence of Pakistan when Imran Khan was the prime minister. The development comes two days after the federal government appointed General Asim Munir as the next Chief of the Army Staff and Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).