No danger of Asian uprising, says FA poll

The jasmine revolution will not make it to Asia, according to our latest web poll.
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The wave of mass demonstrations and political uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East will not spread to Asia, according to our most recent web poll.

Two-thirds of our readers reckoned that Asia will resist revolution, which is probably about the same level of confidence as China’s leaders have. It is difficult to know whether the Chinese jasmine revolution was ever on the cards or if fear of reprisal kept people off the streets. Certainly, the authorities responded nervously to any hint of uprising in the run-up to the National People’s Congress, but, so far, they have found few people to lash out at.

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