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China Beyond the Games: New volunteer spirit unsettles Beijing

In the final part of the China Beyond the Games series, Jamil Anderlini, FT Beijing correspondent, and Du Juan, FT Beijing news assistant, report how the spirit of volunteerism that arose from the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake and seemed to mark a shift in Chinese society has been appropriated by a government fearful of any nascent social movement that could challenge its authority.