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“Regardless of how good they are at controlling the internet they can’t keep all 1.4 billion mouths in China shut.”

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“Regardless of how good they are at controlling the internet they can’t keep all 1.4 billion mouths in China shut.”

The coronavirus epidemic has revealed the rotten core of Chinese governance,” a law professor in Beijing, Xu Zhangrun, wrote this month in an online essay that was immediately banned. “The level of popular fury is volcanic, and a people thus enraged may, in the end, also cast aside their fear.”

Xu certainly cast aside his own fear, predicting that he would face new punishments but adding, “I cannot remain silent.”

He called on his fellow Chinese citizens to demand free speech and free elections and urged: “Rage against injustice; let your lives burn with a flame of decency; break through stultifying darkness and welcome the dawn.”

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Xu Zhangrun, Chinese law professor, on the ineptitude of China’s government’s response to the Corona virus


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