26.1.2. China has more freedom of speech than the USA! (中国比美国有更多的言论自由!)

When you hear that online, it really makes you wonder if those people believe it or are paid to say it.

Luckily, this is easy to verify: just create an online account on a Chinese website, and start posting about censored political subjects, and wait for your account to get banned.

Then create an account on an American website, and start posting about censored political subjects. The first good question is: what will you post about since no political subject is censored?

Here is one concrete and well documented example: Ciro Santilli’s Zhihu purge 2019-11-03 (三西猴被知乎抹去).

Another option is to point them to the political report categories of the CAC report website (12321.cn, 12377.cn, 12339, 中央网信办举报网站).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1HdCIW2Xtk 2016-10-18 BBC reporter stopped from visiting China local election independent candidate Liu Huizhen (刘惠珍) by local thugs who block him physically from nocking the door. Funny/scary stuff. The BBC returned a few days later when the thugs weren’t there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eroTCMRn2yQ. Accompaging article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-37997706 "China elections: Independent candidates fight for the ballot".