Monday, September 16, 2013

China Broadcasts "Confession" of Chinese-American Blogger

WaPo reports:
Chinese state television on Sunday broadcast a startling video of a famous blogger in handcuffs, renouncing his Web posts and saying how dangerous the Internet would be if left uncontrolled by the government.
The 10-minute news report featuring Charles Xue — a Chinese American businessman and one of China’s most popular bloggers — was the latest step in what appears to be asystematic campaign to intimidate online opinion leaders against speaking too freely or critically of the government.
I continue to contend that there is no one country in the world that people should consider as the best place to achieve maximum freedom. It really depends on your occupation. Obviously, China does not appear to be a welcome place for political bloggers. China might be a better place for someone involved in manufacturing.

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