Well its their country, they can ban whatever they want but…
I do think its been a recent trend that China now just bans and boycotts anything they find remotely offensive. This has really ramped during the Xi administration.
Many Chinese responders felt that I was being unfair and had a double standard against China. They feel that if the USA was in a similar situation they would have done something similar.
Firstly, I don’t understand why Chinese always have to deflect their answers to Trump/USA. Let’s take a look at some Quora questions that are being ‘unfair’ to Americans:
How many of the answers in these topics mention China? How many of them accuse the question asker of being ‘brainwashed’ and having a ‘double standard’? You think Americans constantly compare themselves to China? No, they don’t care. But Chinese always bring up USA and America in their answers.
Secondly, would America actually do what China did?
Lets take a look:
-China banned Kpop concerts after South Korea accepted the THAAD defense system from the US. Would America ban Canadian entertainers if Russia put a ‘defense’ system in the Yukon on the border of Alaska?
-China detained Canadian diplomats after Canada honored an extradition treaty with America. Would America detain South Korean diplomats if South Korea honored an extradition treaty with China?
-Chinese consumers boycotted Dolce&Gabbana after a racist commercial + instagram comment was shown. Would American consumers boycott them if they did a racist commercial against Americans? Keeping in mind that Americans make fun of themselves all the time with shows like Family Guy and Simpsons?
-Banning everyone and every company who supported the Hong Kong protests. China bans airline staff backing Hong Kong protest Denise Ho, Anthony Wong Yiu Ming and Chapman To ‘banned in China for joining Hong Kong protests’ China suspends business ties with NBA’s Houston Rockets over Hong Kong tweet Chinese state media and Tencent suspend broadcast of NBA preseason games in China Hmm so would the US ban anyone who supported something like the Texas succession movement? Or the California succession movement? Given that people like Ted Nugent are still allowed to perform concerts? Would they ban Chinese movies – let’s say those by Legendary Pictures (China owned) – because their owner said something on social media that Trump didn’t like? Keeping in mind – again – that thousands of anti-Trump tweets are being done by everyday Americans daily?
-now banning a TV Show because they mentioned Winnie the Pooh and the Dalai Llama. Would the US ban any show that made fun of Trump? Keeping in mind that every talk show in the US except Fox makes fun of Trump every day?
-China bans American social media sites, including Quora. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google, Instagram etc are all banned. Do you think Zhihu (Chinese Quora), Weibo, QQZone, iQiyi, Youku, Baidu etc are banned in America?
So Chinese like to think they are allowed to do whatever they want because the USA does it too, but we should probably look at whether or not that would actually be the case. Most likely they are trying to find ways to justify China’s bullying behavior.