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On Dec. 30, Tencent's website issued an article,
called "2012 Top 10 Protesters".
It lists the top 10 protesters; individuals and groups who refuse
to compromise with the power of the Chinese Communist Party.
Tencent praised them saying that they were heroes, and
"Once they have freedom of speech, everyone else would too."
After the article was published, it was immediately circulated
by netizens causing heated discussion.
However, the article was soon deleted from Tencent and
The top ten protesters are:
1) Wukan villagers: against fraud election
2) Shifang residents: against opaque decisions
3) Hong Kong residents: against brainwashing
4) Ren Jianyu: against restriction on speech
5) Zhan Haite: against unequal chance of education
6) Yang Zhizhu: against one-child policy
7) Zhao Keluo: against demolishing graveyard
8) Wu Heng: against the toxic food
9) Luo Yonghao: against commercial domination
10) All netizens: against all unfair events
Citizens Share Attitude Events
In 2012, "Citizens share attitude" event was launched
in mainland China.
It made the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
very afraid of it.
The participants normally gather together to have a meal,
hiking or drinking tea.
They share opinions on democracy,
legislation and human rights.
However, police prevented such events with various excuses.
Voice of America reported that the Internet writer Li Huaping,
was founder of the event in Shanghai.
Li said that he publicized his idea of the event in April 2012,
then he had received wide range of responses.
He said the event was formed at big and medium cities.
Now netizens in some small cities are also
participating in the event.
Li Huaping said that the event principle is
"open, low profile, legal"
The event copied the idea of a children's game of
"looking for friends".
The idea is to put friends, who believe in freedom,
equality and love together, to help and encourage each other.
Hu Jia, Beijing activist believes the events are good to help
citizens who feel lost and loneliness when encountering problems.
Beijing Petitioners Shouted Slogans to Celebrate New Year
Radio Free Asia reported that, on Dec. 31st, petitioners
who were neglected after years of appeal, gathered at South Beijing Rail Station.
To start with, there were 500-600 of them.
Later numbers increased.
Petitioners' numbers reached thousands of people
who had been mistreated over the past years.
Some angry petitioners stepped out to block the road.
They shouted out "down with the corruption",
"return my rights" "return my happiness".
This is how they celebrated in the New Year 2013.
Later, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) sent dozens of
buses to the site and all petitioners were taken away.