Geopolitics / China – Arab Spring, Chinese Winter

The Atlantic – James Fallows writes that just after the streets of Tunisia and Egypt erupted, China saw a series of “Jasmine” protests-until the government stopped them cold. Its methods were subtler than they had been at Tiananmen Square, and more insidious. Was the regime’s defensive reaction just paranoia? Or is the Chinese public less satisfied-and more combustible-than it appears?