Forecasts for a “CHINESE SPRING” :: The Chinese government has been exceptionally shrewd at monitoring and restricting its citizens’ Internet use, so far. But Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales insisted in a presentation last week that China’s government can’t keep the information out forever.
Wales predicted that Chinese Internet activism will eventually galvanize a mass general strike. Once mobilized, this mass uprising would shake the whole country and destroy the reigning Communist Party. “The new generation of bloggers, Wikipedians, people on Twitter, people on social networks—they are there and they are becoming stronger.
Here’s the podcast of Jimmy Wales’ speech ath the BBC sponsored Free Thinking Festival 2011