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Given the happenings in Egypt, perhaps young people or people who are simply less familiar can now better imagine what happened in China in 1989. Protesters that spring occupied Tiananmen Square not just for a few days but for six weeks, shutting down the capitol city and paralyzing the government. Tiananmen Square is big enough to accommodate a million people at one time, and on many occasions that spring, it was brimming. Protesters fought off pro-government thugs and lit barricades of fire on all access routes surrounding the square, as the army stood back and watched for weeks. People poured into Beijing by train from surrounding regions to take part in the combustion. In the ragtag tent city, young people wrote tear-soaked vows in black ink on white silk, to give their lives to revolution. I was only 17 and I could barely grasp what was happening but I knew I wanted in some way to be a revolutionary. It made my blood boil with the intoxicating promise of freedom.

zuky:

Given the happenings in Egypt, perhaps young people or people who are simply less familiar can now better imagine what happened in China in 1989. Protesters that spring occupied Tiananmen Square not just for a few days but for six weeks, shutting down the capitol city and paralyzing the government. Tiananmen Square is big enough to accommodate a million people at one time, and on many occasions that spring, it was brimming. Protesters fought off pro-government thugs and lit barricades of fire on all access routes surrounding the square, as the army stood back and watched for weeks. People poured into Beijing by train from surrounding regions to take part in the combustion. In the ragtag tent city, young people wrote tear-soaked vows in black ink on white silk, to give their lives to revolution. I was only 17 and I could barely grasp what was happening but I knew I wanted in some way to be a revolutionary. It made my blood boil with the intoxicating promise of freedom.

Happy Chinese New Year! Our February cover story takes you inside The Social(ist) Networks and the battle for the world’s biggest market.
China’s fake Facebooks started as mere copycats but now drive innovation  in advertising and gaming. They’ve also built something unique in their  country: a place where people can find love, speak out, and be whoever  they want to be.
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Happy Chinese New Year! Our February cover story takes you inside The Social(ist) Networks and the battle for the world’s biggest market.

China’s fake Facebooks started as mere copycats but now drive innovation in advertising and gaming. They’ve also built something unique in their country: a place where people can find love, speak out, and be whoever they want to be.

Related: Behind the Great Firewall of China. YouTube = Youku? Websites and Their Chinese Equivalents