The A4 Revolution in China
They hold up blank sheets because writing anything criticizing Xi or government will land them in jail… or worse.
Across China, people hold up blank pieces of 8.3 x 11.7-inch A4 size paper. It’s the common letter-sized paper used in most places in the world outside of North America.
But in China, holding up a blank sheet of paper has become a symbol of protest against Chairman Xi’s Zero Covid policies and his police state tactics.
They hold up blank sheets because writing anything criticizing the Xi or his government will land them in jail… or worse.
Freedom of speech in China is not tolerated by the ruling Communist Party.
As we reported on a recent article in the Matrix Gazette
Xi seeks to reestablish the total dominance of Communist ideology in a country that has tasted economic freedom. It’s total social and political control of the country is 24/7 — monitoring of every movement…
It’s George Orwell’s dystopian vision on steroids.
Meanwhile, here’s much more on the A4 story…
Video: China Covid Protests l Why Blank Paper Has Become A Symbol Of Anger Against Xi Jinping’s Policies
Filling in the blank: Why protesters in China are holding up white sheets of paper
Why Protests Over Zero Covid Policy In China Are Being Compared To 1989 Tiananmen Protests
Why ‘White Paper Revolution’ Has Become Key Symbol of China COVID Protest
Video: Blank paper becomes symbol of China’s protests — BBC News
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Photographs by on-the-scene, unnamed individuals in China/