In China, young women accidentally become symbols of resistance
Book publisher Cao Zhixing, who will turn 26 on the evening of November 27, joined a protest near the embassy district in Beijing with his friends. It was an impulsive move that incidentally made them the symbol of the most public protest in a generation, as well as a strong state response.
The rally was billed as a memorial to the victims of a deadly apartment building fire in western China that was shut down by Covid-19. Ms. Cao and her friends brought flowers and candles and sang the traditional Chinese song “Farewell” to the crowd.
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