"On That Day, We Were Fearless": China's White Paper Movement
Spurred by a series of deadly accidents during the zero-COVID policy, young people in China have begun to express their political objections with blank white paper, symbolizing the people's inability to criticize the government. The gesture spread across China, with protestors holding large gatherings speaking out against the government in over 20 cities nationwide. This episode shares the voices of young protestors who took part in the demonstration in Shanghai.
Yuan Li, a Chinese journalist who interviewed participants in the White Paper Movement
At the demonstration, a memorial was held for the lives lost in a fire in Urumqi
Young people chanted political messages such as "Down with the Communist Party! Down with Xi Jinping!"