Chinese netizens have been tortured and punished for leaking information on Xi Jinping’s secret daughter, Xi Mingze. In China, netizens, those who surf the World Wide Web, can be arrested simply for browsing the country’s dirty, or dark web for doxing sites.
Like many Internet surfers, netizens in China have formed subcultures on certain websites, some of which are hosted on foreign servers and are more difficult for authorities to shut down. Some of these sites are Wiki databases, which allow users to share information. They have been labeled Esu Circle, or vulgar websites, by the Chinese Communist Party. One in particular, Zhina Wiki, featured information shared by its users on Jinping’s brother and daughter, which angered the CCP leader.
At least four photographs of Xi Mingze have been released from various sources, although none of them verified. Despite no positive ID on his daughter, the leaked photos led Jinping to launch a special task force to deal with the situation. In the end, 24 netizens were jailed. China Uncensored host Chris Chappell updates us on the latest developments.