Chinese journalist disappears.

Kathy

https://www.jpost.com/International/Chinese-dissident-journalist-disappears-after-reporting-on-coronavirus-617014


On Friday, after not hearing from Chen since the previous day, his mother uploaded a video online explaining that her son had disappeared. "I'm here to beg everyone online, especially friends in Wuhan to help find Qiushi – find out what's going on with him," she pleaded.

It is believed that Chen was quarantined by the police. However, he did not exhibit any symptoms of the virus.

If these allegations are true, then it would not be the first time Chen has been silenced by the government.

In August, he reported on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, but according to Chen himself, after he reported that the protestors were mostly peaceful and not rioters, the Chinese government recalled him, repeatedly questioned him and deleting his social media accounts.


How close are we to China silencing of anyone who speaks against the Govt?


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margaritadina

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How close are we to China silencing of anyone who speaks against the Govt?

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So you mean that the man LIED about something and was fired for doing it?


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paprikash

If you mean how close the USA is to silencing people, not close at all. Geez

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Chi

Trump is already "reassigning" family members of people who speaks against him, so not far at all. I don't think Trump will have anyone murdered but there are other ways to threaten and punish and make an example.

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Kathy

I keep thinking back to Trump’s statement he could could shoot someone on 5th Ave and his supporters would be okay with it. What was in place that he knew he could make that statement?

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HU-885118952

How close are we to China silencing of anyone who speaks against the Govt?

Ask Obama. Espionage Act and jail and oh! Spying on American citizens!


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HU-885118952

And they don't blink at Socialism.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

China has embraced capitalism, which happens to be compatible with authoritarian rule.

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blfenton

Well, China has been doing it for decades and they also monitor and shut down the internet. That's what I would be watching for - that's my tinfoil-hat canary-in-the mine sign.

Right now it's just one person who is silencing those who speak against him and that is now to the degree that many are afraid of what he can and will do to them should they do the same.

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margaritadina

/\/\ Since when capitalism is compatible with authoritarian rule? Boy, is it something in CA air? Or water? Unbelievable.

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Kathy

Perhaps that is why Trump has such affinity for Putin, Erdogan and Xi? All authoritarian capitalism countries.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Since when capitalism is compatible with authoritarian rule?

Duterte's Philippines, Orban's Hungary, Singapore, Erdogan's Turkey. And of course, China and Putin's Russia.

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