“I’m more anti-China than you!” That’s one theme of this Presidential election. But not long ago, American presidents were excited about China. The Communist dictators had began to allow private property and the economy boomed. But sadly, political repression, spearhead by the China Communist Party, may have gotten worse and the country has taken a dark turn.
The Worldwide Web is not worldwide in China. Most major Western Internet sites are blocked. A few computer nerds evade the ban, but by and large, China effectively controls its Internet. Even harmless jokes are banned. People who post forbidden things online may have their lives restricted.
China’s minorities have it even worse. The government wages cultural genocide against the Uyghurs, a Turkic-speaking minority, and it’s cracked down on Hong Kong, too, where protesters demanding freedom waved American flags.
When all is said and done, China’s repression reminds us how critical liberty is. Here’s more with John Stossel.ARVE Error: need id and provider