Officials in the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology warn of a crackdown on "illegal" voice-over-Internet(VoIP) telephony services that are not licensed or approved by the country's telecoms regulator.
China arrests two activists on charges of subversion after calling for 'Jasmine' protests similar to those in the Middle East. [https:--web.archive.org-web-20110402151330-http:--www.straitstimes.com-BreakingNews-Asia-Story-STIStory_650626.html ("Straits Times")] [https:--web.archive.org-web-20121013073129-http:--www.sundaytimes.lk-index.php-world-news-5968-china-charges-two-amid-jasmine-crackdown ("Times Online Sri Lanka")] [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-asia-229205-china-charges-two-amid-jasmine-crackdown ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019
2011 Chinese protests:Police in China show up in force in several cities after a call for a "Jasmine Revolution", and disperse protesters in Beijing and Shanghai. [http:--www.sify.com-news-protesters-gather-in-beijing-shanghai-news-international-lcurOdjfcii.html (Sify India)] [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-asia-pacific-12517909 (BBC)]2011 Iranian protests:Iranians are invited to attend a protest rally in Tehran and other cities in commememoration of the two people killed while attempting to demonstrate for better freedoms last week. [http:--english.aljazeera.net-news-middleeast-2011-02-20112197512326286.html (Al Jazeera)]Mehdi Karroubi, the opposition leader under house arrest, calls for his trial to take place in public so that people can "get to know the truth". He posts the request on his website since he cannot leave his house to personally deliver it. [http:--english.aljazeera.net-news-middleeast-2011-02-201122053957526278.html (Al Jazeera)]2011 Chinese protests: