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No room for dissent as China presents proud face to the world

Publié par Clifford Armion le 30/04/2010

Clifford Coonan

"Chinese dissidents have been silenced and detained in the run-up to today's lavish and carefully-choreographed opening ceremony of the World Expo; designed to project China's growing global and economic power.

"China sees the event - an exhibition of international economic, scientific and technological achievement - as a showcase for its growing global status. But critics say a harsh security crackdown, unseen by world leaders flying into Shanghai for the opening ceremony, has demonstrated the government's authoritarian instincts.

"People critical of the government have been questioned, some borders closed and migrant workers cleared from the city; in preparation for the arrival of an anticipated 70 million visitors over six months, including five million from abroad."

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"No room for dissent as China presents proud face to the world", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2010. Consulté le 24/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/no-room-for-dissent-as-china-presents-proud-face-to-the-world