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Courage at Sitong Bridge

The call for mass action in China

by Ruo Yan

Peng Lifa disappeared into the clutches of Chinese security forces in Beijing after he unfurled banners off a bridge with slogans attacking the autocracy of President Xi Jinping. But his daring act—and his manifesto calling for mass action to achieve democracy—have stirred hope for change and a discussion of strategy among Chinese on the mainland and around the world. Ruo Yan joins the discussion.