china-protests-awakening : Consider This from NPR The protests in China may have been silenced, for now. But could this be the start of a new political awakening among young people in the country?

Host Juana Summers talks to Yangyang Cheng, a Fellow at Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center, and Professor Mary Gallagher, who directs the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan about why this is happening now.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

China's Outspoken Generation

China's Outspoken Generation

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BEIJING, CHINA -NOVEMBER 28: Protesters shout slogans during a protest against Chinas strict zero COVID measures on November 28, 2022 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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BEIJING, CHINA -NOVEMBER 28: Protesters shout slogans during a protest against Chinas strict zero COVID measures on November 28, 2022 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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The protests in China may have been silenced, for now. But could this be the start of a new political awakening among young people in the country?

Host Juana Summers talks to Yangyang Cheng, a Fellow at Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center, and Professor Mary Gallagher, who directs the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan about why this is happening now.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Gabe O'Connor. It was edited by Vincent Ni and William Troop. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.