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Why a Blank Sheet of Paper Became a Protest Symbol in China

1 month ago   |   By Time

As protests against Xi Jinping's Zero-COVID policy spread across China's diverse cities and regions over the last week, one symbol remained constant: a blank sheet of paper.
On a bridge in Beijing, dozens of protesters held sheets of blank paper aloft, as gridlocked cars below contributed toward a cacophony of horns-described in captions on social media, where several videos of the event went viral, as expressions of support.
And on a road in Shanghai that has become a symbolic center of the protest movement, police attempted to disperse hundreds of protesters on Sunday-some of whom were...
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