Thousands of students, supported by their parents and teachers and mobilising through online social media, played a central role in the recent protests against plans for a heavy-metal plant in Shifang , Sichuan province.
Now some people are asking whether this “post-90s” generation, as it has been dubbed by the mainland media, will turn up elsewhere to defend its rights and even push for democracy.
Han Han , the mainland’s most popular blogger, is among those who have praised the role of these teenagers and young people in the Shifang protests.
“Post-80s” refers to those who were once regarded as members of a generation seen as spoilt as a result of the mainland’s one-child policy, a perception that was overturned…
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