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Chinese Regime Worried that the Northeast Will Erupt in Protest Due to Economic Stagnation: Insider

As people in northeastern China grow increasingly dissatisfied with the central government’s neglect of the region’s economic development, authorities are worried that mass protests could soon break out, according to an insider. The insider, who requested anonymity in order to speak freely, formerly worked for a senior official at the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department (UFWD). The agency is in charge of persuading Chinese people domestic and abroad to agree with the Party’s policies and maintain the Party’s rule. While the insider caught up with his former superior during Lunar New Year, the latter revealed the central government’s chief concerns. “Both the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) and the United Front Work Department (UFWD) is monitoring the enormous amount of resentment that northeasterners have toward the central government. They [authorities] are working hard to censor the public opinions” and prevent tensions from escalating, the insider said. The CAC …

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