China censorship and the 'Social Credit Score System'

China censorship and the 'Social Credit Score System'


In china it is forbidden or really ill-advised to criticise 'the party'.

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Journalist sentenced to three years in a labour camp

(RSF/IFEX) - In a letter to Public Security Minister Jia Chunwang, RSF protested the sentence handed down to journalist and dissident Liu Haofeng, to three years in a labour camp. RSF asked the minister to release the journalist. "Once again a journalist is secretly sentenced to a harsh punishment. The Chinese government is demonstrating that it is not prepared to respect its international commitments," affirmed RSF Secretary-General Robert Ménard. RSF also expressed its concern after the adoption of a new rule called the "Seven Nos", of which the goal is to increase state control over the media. "This rule could result in the arrest of journalists who try to report on corruption or other spectacular and sensitive subjects, or criticise the Communist Party," said Ménard.

C.ET: this item is old, but things have been getting worse since 2014 and 2016 when political and military power was given to the president.

Guangdong: journalists criticise Party propaganda and censorship
by Wang Zhicheng
Press freedom "raped". Head of provincial propaganda under attack after forcing the publication of an editorial lauding party achievements and removing newspaper editorial calling for the implementation of the constitution. Open letter from journalists blocked online; their microblog threatened. The public worry the newspaper will be closed. The contradiction between Xi Jinping’s sermons, in praise of constitution, and the reality of the provinces, governed in a Stalinist way.
One of the journalists, Su Yongtong, had prepared an editorial that was to have opened the edition. The title was "The dream of China, the dream of Constitutionalism", which stated that the Chinese could hope to realize their dreams if the constitution is implemented. The implementation of the constitution was one of the themes repeated by the new leader Xi Jinping during and after the Party Congress.

But one day before the release, the provincial chief of propaganda, Tuo Zhen (see photo), who is also vice president of Xinhua, forced the newspaper to replace the editorial with another titled "Pursuing dreams," which claims the Chinese people are closer in achieving their dreams thanks to the painstaking efforts of the Party.
After the open letter was removed, many journalists expressed their concerns through their personal microblog. But 15 of them received threats and were obliged to remove their posts.

China bars human rights lawyer from US State Dept. program

               While Russia has traditionally relied on bots to push its agenda online, China’s Communist party has raised a volunteer troll army of real people, most of them young men, to go online and attack its enemies.

For years, China’s nationalist trolls were known as “50 cents”, or wumao, for the Rmb0.50 they were said to earn for each patriotic post. But more recently a new breed of volunteer warrior has emerged, nicknamed the “bring-your-own-rations wumao” for their willingness to work without pay. Some like to call themselves “little pinks”, a name derived from the colour of a popular online forum used by nationalists.

With nationalism on the rise, fuelled by China’s economic ascent and perceptions of western decline, the propaganda drive has gone global. “Tell the China story well and build China’s soft power,” President Xi Jinping urged delegates at the party’s 19th congress in October.

State media have rapidly expanded their overseas operations, while the government has pushed patriotic videos on western social media platforms.
China's troll army also organises via private groups on Facebook — which is blocked for the general public.

Chinese chatbot vanishes after spurning Communist Party
China's largest internet company has quietly deleted a chatbot which told users it does not love the Communist Party.

C.ET: but this is already in practice in the western industry. Already is partisan, not meaning that it has been poisoned by other, meaning western is in itself a filthy censor.

They do this to everybody, but also to people who does not earn millions and thereby can throw a legal party.

C.ET: unfortunately, in that example it is a maze that is quite hermetic. for example, for chinese people phrases such as tianmen square story or even contemporary history such as the famines under Mao, is completely under censorship, so how could people check what chinese people feel, think or know about subjects that cannot be found on the web used by the chinese. I think in these situations the web, which is our principal (possible or immediate) tool now to research our subjects, does not apply or is used to create a vacuum.
Of course, the electronic wall, also censors an incredible amount of all western media too. chinese people cannot have access to millions, billions of documents produced outside china.

China censorship drive splits leading academic publishers
Beijing’s challenge divides western university presses on whether to resist or comply

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               Having silenced many of his domestic critics, President Xi Jinping is seeking to export the Chinese Communist party’s heavily circumscribed view of intellectual debate as part of his push to promote Chinese soft power.
had blocked access to at least 1,000 academic articles in China that mention subjects deemed sensitive by Beijing, including Taiwan, Tibet and Hong Kong.

China forbids Christmas decorations as Xi Jinping ramps up war against religion and foreign culture

China’s war on words: Anything — be it a phrase or picture — that can be used to insult Xi has been banned

CHINA’s new President-for-life doesn’t like criticism.
Since claiming the eternal throne of an Emperor earlier this week, he’s clamped down — hard — on any hint of dissent.
Censorship has always been a way of life under China’s one party state.
But things have just ramped up to a whole new level.
Authoritarian rule is being established.

Book publishers, internet services — even scientific journals — have been accused of censoring works out of fear of offending powerful Chinese government groups.

“One by one, big Western companies like Apple, Daimler, Marriot International and Yum Brands are being cowed by hordes of nationalistic trolls for the crime of crossing patriotic red lines,” Ryan states.

7 things you can't talk about in China
In a directive reportedly distributed last month to local party committees, China’s top propaganda officials issued new
restrictions banning discussion of seven topics deemed to be “dangerous Western influences.”
The bans came amid a revival of hardliner attacks on constitutionalism in China, and the shutdown of blogs belonging to several popular, prominent writers. Last week, four blogs belonging to writer Murong Xuecun, including an account with 14 million followers, were shuttered, sending a chilling message to even mainstream critics of the government.
"Universal values"
"Freedom of speech"

In keeping with its Leninist heritage, the CCP sees control of public discourse — particularly the media — as crucial to its hold on power.
"Civil society"

This banned topic seems particularly odd: what does the CCP have to fear from “civil society,” meaning community groups and
non-governmental organizations?
"Civil rights"
No surprise here. Given that the government regularly jails and relentlessly harrasses lawyers

"The historical errors of the Chinese Communist Party"

For years, the CCP has tried to enforce selective historical amnesia, teaching students about the suffering of China under Western colonial powers in the 19th century, but skimming over many of the country’s worst 20th century traumas, which were caused by CCP misrule: the Great Leap Forward, which killed up to 45 million
Crony capitalism
Judicial independence

In China, some 99 percent of criminal cases brought to trial end in conviction. As with the media, the CCP sees the courts as an arm of its control.
In fact, high-ranking Party officials accused of crimes often do not enter the civilian judicial system at all: they are dealt with by internal disciplinary committees called "shanggui."

Li Rui: The old guard Communist who was able to criticise Xi Jinping
He was hand-picked by Mao to become his personal secretary in 1958.

But he was also imprisoned soon afterwards for criticising Mao's Great Leap Forward, the failed modernisation programme now thought to have killed between 30 and 60 million people through torture and starvation.
"We are not allowed to talk about past mistakes."

Li Rui said this in 2013, while reflecting on the similarities between China's then-new leader Xi Jinping and the founding father of Communist China, Mao Zedong.

Mr Xi, he warned, was echoing Mao's suppression of individual thought, and was trying to build a similar cult of personality - both things he had experienced at first hand.,-prohibited-to-protest-or-speak-with-foreign-journalists-12623.htmlFor the Olympics, prohibited to protest or speak with foreign journalists
In Shanghai, rigid new rules of "public order": prison for those who violate them. Meanwhile, the Olympic Committee warns Beijing to "separate sport and politics" after authorities in Lhasa used the torch to express hopes for "final victory" over the Dalai Lama. Water shortage in Beijing.

Although propaganda has for years been publicising the "green Olympics", Beijing is facing a severe water emergency.  […] considered an "emergency" reserve, have been tapped.  The water is brought from Hebei through a huge channel dug for the Olympics, but the province has been suffering from drought for years, and even lacks water for farming.,-prohibited-to-protest-or-speak-with-foreign-journalists-12623.html

NB: to search in more depth: Korea war, Vietnam war and the invasion of Tibet by the english forces followed by its handing-over to China. Tibet, since there is no beauty that strikes human's hearts effectively, still will be seen as a water reserve in Asia that is vital for the whole of Southeast Asia (India, and all other neighboring still independent countries).
Entertaining theories: the love intertwined that have solidified, not ey yet (eye, tail, take, yes, yes, yeti) liquidified, the imperialist wannabes.