February 3, 2023

China’s Accidental Dissidents

by The Journal

Cao Zhixin and her friends went to a rally to honor people who died in a fire. Several weeks later, they were detained by Chinese authorities and now face years in prison. WSJ's Shen Lu explains why Beijing is cracking down on a new kind of protester.

Further Reading:

- In China, Young Women Become Accidental Symbols of Defiance 

- Under Xi Jinping, Women in China Have Given Up Gains 

- The Exposure of China’s ‘Bought Wives’ 

Further Listening:

- China’s Biggest Protests in Decades 

- What the End of Zero-Covid Means for China 

Where to Listen