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Explainer: How China’s ‘blank placard’ Covid protests were sparked by a deadly fire

In recent days, nationwide protests have exploded in China, as hundreds of demonstrators gathered on the streets of major cities and university campuses to rally against the government’s stringent Covid-19 measures. Videos circulating online show many cheering for broader freedoms. Dubbed the “A4 revolution” for the blank sheets of paper people have held aloft, the […]