Photo Gallery: Hard Line in Beijing
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Photo Gallery: Hard Line in Beijing

An Unwelcome Scent of Jasmine Chinese Leadership Fears Its Own People

Beijing is making sure Chinese pro-democracy activists, who have called for their own "Jasmine Revolution," do not succeed in emulating their North African counterparts. The leadership's crackdown borders on paranoia, but the Communist Party knows that the economic miracle that maintains social stability is at risk.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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