China's Phantom Revolution

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Policemen tell a group of people to move on who had gathererd in a street in Shanghai on February 27, 2011.
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A call to action went out over social networks in China, urging protests in cities across the country. China also suffers from corruption, inflation and authoritarian rule, but the government seems to have effectively squelched any potential uprising. Officials have threatened potential protesters and filled city squares with police and security agents. Correspondent for The New York Times, Andrew Jacobs is in Beijing, where, he says, the country's security apparatus has been effective in quieting the protesters.