News cencorship in China??
Everyday when you flip through pages of newspapers. If you ever encounter news about China, or at least with reference to China, almost certainly you can see some negative references to this country. This has become common and in fact habit of the media, not limited to western media. No doubt we all agree China has a lot to improve, be it economy, social and politics. What about the positive sides of China?
People like to talk about censored news by the communist government, abuse of falun gong apprentices, bribe of power broker, etc. Anything you can imagine what an evil can do and the media will apply this template to their news, and never forget to point their fingers to this Middle Kingdom.
Why censor news? Thats definitely not a good practice, and for sure youll be blamed for not giving freedom of speech to your people. But has anyone thought of the other side of the story? Because a lot of the foreign news tends to be bias and always make false claims. Education is not widely common in China yet, people who have access to foreign media though the internet could easily spread a rumour to the remote area where education and common infrastructure is either not accessible or limited. This could potentially sparks a widespread fear and unsettle situation, in turn lead to breakout chaos. In China about 1 billion people live in out of city, and tend to believe rumours. Imagine a society with 1 billion unsettling people that could easily disrupt community order and peace, and that is what we call RIOT.
If you live at the other end of the world, you can choose not to worry (unless you have significant investment in China), but some politicians at the other end of the world might enjoy it. Well, I am not arguing the government is definitely right practicing news censorship, and I do oppose it. But I understand why they choose to do it, and could only hope things will improve, and hopefully effective measures to be taken to resolve this. But I guess it would be a huge challenge.
Lets talk about the abuse of falun gong apprentice next time. But I would like to say abusing is definitely unacceptable, by the way, what is the evidence?