What are the advantages of strict censorship like they have in China?

The advantage is that you keep the (majority) of the population brainwashed to support your policies. if Chinese people can’t interact with foreigners, can’t go to foreign websites, only consume Chinese media (which of course, they believe is totally unbiased all the while screaming that Western media is biased), and everything is controlled by state […]

Why do some overseas Chinese really dislike the mainland Chinese?

A bunch of reasons. Me and my parents left mainland China 20 years ago to immigrate to Canada. My younger brother was born in Canada. So we are Western-educated. However, I wouldn’t say I’m “brainwashed” by Western media as Chinese people would say. I’ve visited China on several occasions, and have mainland Chinese friends. Here’s […]

Is the CCP encouraging the rise of Chinese nationalism?

I’m not sure if the CCP actually encourages extreme nationalism, but it certainly isn’t doing much to prevent it. Since the opening of the Beijing Olympics in 2008 I feel that Chinese have gotten considerably more prideful and dare I say, arrogant since then. I can only speak from personal anecdotes. I’ve seen Chinese people and Western […]