The response from the censors in Communist China was extreme when a German children’s book correctly stated that the coronavirus originated in China:
The Chinese consulate in Hamburg promptly threatened the Carlsen publishing house with filing criminal charges, demanding the recall of the book as well as a public apology. Carlsen publishing house complied with the demand, telling DW that it had “stopped delivery of the book.” A new edition with a different wording regarding the origins of the virus is already in the making.
Meanwhile China is imposing sanctions on European officials who expressed concerns about human rights violations in China.
Is Europe headed towards a regime of censorship under the control of China?
Is the US headed in the same direction? Or are we already there?
I have been regularly going to China for the last forty years. And the number one question I always get is if our press is really free to say whatever they want. I remember when China was gong to take over Hong Kong and the Beijing government was asked by a US journalist if they would keep the Hong Kong press free. And the response was “Why do you care, your press is not free”.
The US press is freer than that in China. Instead it appears to be similar to that in Russia where oligarchs who are aligned with Putin control all the major media outlets. Dissenting media face government harassment and monopolistic barriers from the oligarchs. Many are forced into exile.
The US media are certainly not free to report news that is inconvenient to the interests of China and its allies in the CIA and the Democratic Party. If you doubt that, just look at the stonewalling that went on with the Hunter Biden stories before the election.
That’s fine. I don’t care how they got it. Does it really matter if the man in the moon delivered it? The most important thing is it implicates the Bidens’ in some really creepy and illegal stuff. And it does. Because Hunter is no longer claiming it’s fake. If it was fake the FBI would have figured it out months ago.