Why Does CCP’s Censorship Matters to Us?

For a long period of time, the Chinese people have been resisting the exploitation and torture from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Among many others, the repression of the freedom of speech is prominent in the Chinese society due to what the ruling party calls “strategy.”

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The CCP has become the most dangerous regime in the world, not just to its people but also to the rest of the world. They scrubbed the Chinese language scholarly books, journals, and textbooks that contained what the Chinese Communist Party calls “material that would disrupt political stability.” And so, it had begun its process of censorship. 

With the increased use of the internet in recent years, the Chinese government’s creation of the Great Firewall has been brought to an argument. As stated by Gary King, a researcher in the field of internet censorship in China from the Institute of Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, the Chinese internet censorship program in China is “designed to limit freedom of speech of the Chinese people.”

Under this system, not just basic communication is limited, but the crucial information is also being hidden by the Chinese government. For example, the current on-going pandemic. As a matter of fact, the Chinese Communist Party hid the real number of virus cases and lied about how the virus could be spread. In no time, it grew into a disaster. According to data released by John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, up to 4pm (CDT) on the 18th of December, 1,670,818 lives are lost due to the CCP virus. This is painful to hear, but it should as well help us raise awareness on the reality of the rule of the Chinese Communist Party.

KING, G., PAN, J., & ROBERTS, M. (2013). How Censorship in China Allows Government Criticism but Silences Collective Expression. The American Political Science Review, 107(2), 326-343. Retrieved November 15, 2020, from http://www.jstor.org/stable/43654017

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