At the Cantonese protest in Guangzhou

2016-11-24T01:14:32+08:00July 27th, 2010|china, events|21 Comments

Two friends and I were the only foreigners present at a protest in Guangzhou on Sunday to defend the city's native language, Cantonese, from government policies to replace it with Putonghua (Mandarin). It was the first demonstration I've seen in China, and it almost didn't happen: the organizer was placed under house arrest the night before. The event [...]