The Awakening of the Sleeping Giant
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China Reacts Cautiously to Events in Egypt
China’s authoritarian government has reacted with caution to the ousting of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak. Many observers say China’s cautious response may reflect concern among officials in Beijing for maintaining internal control.
Voice of America
China warns of ‘chaos’ in Egypt, downplays role of protesters
The reluctance to highlight the Cairo celebrations likely stemmed out of wariness of spawning unrest at home that might threaten the Communist Party’s monopoly on power. China’s authoritarian government relentlessly punishes political dissent and bans most public demonstrations.
(The Canadian Press)
China stresses need for stability in Egypt
Online discussion about the protests has been muffled since the turmoil began, in a sign that the unrest is worrying Beijing, which restricts content seen as a potential challenge to the legitimacy of the ruling Communist Party.
China is extremely sensitive to any news involving social unrest, having experienced its own uprisings in Tibet and the mainly Muslim Xinjiang region of northwestern China in 2008 and 2009 — both of which were put down.