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    Last edited by Mefisto; 06-03-2020 at 06:11 PM. Reason: added link

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    theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/06/fake-fake-senior-chinese-leader-heckled-by-residents-on-visit-to-coronavirus-epicentre

    Observers say state media may be trying to co-opt discussion of the videos ,which circulated widely online, and provide their own narrative of events. The incident also provides the central government an opportunity to show it responding to public sentiment, after a wave of public anger over the suppression of early warnings of the virus.
    The original had many more voices, supporting the idea they are controlling the narrative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaz Paul:
    enjoyed some of this guys videos in the past, He was basically an expat living in Shenzen, married a HK girl, divorced, now with a Chinese girl but gone to live in US.

    The thing I worry about is that his early videos were very positive China experience blogs, now, since he has left (forced to due to various issues) he has have gone very anti China. Not sure how objective he is.

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    Transparent? Anyone who knows the CCP will indeed see right through them...



    https://twitter.com/BeijingPalmer/st...95896492457984


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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianXpat0:
    [URL="theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/06/fake-fake-senior-chinese-leader-heckled-by-residents-on-visit-to-coronavirus-epicentre/URL]
    Problem identified: the Wuhan "Fake!" jeering was caused by... subjects' ignorance and ingratitude?

    Solution: gratitude education. Dada FTW!


    https://twitter.com/billbirtles/stat...26350722793472
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    https://twitter.com/dakekang/...16312327364610

    More travel in the wrong direction...

    https://twitter.com/JChengWSJ...22809078214657

    ...and a complete lack of hypocrisy.

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    Teaching in the time of corona, PRC style.

    AP: Forced online by virus, China’s schools run into censorship


    BEIJING (AP) — Less than 30 minutes into a lecture on bioinformatics, Chu Xinjian’s class was abruptly cut short.

    It was the first day of an unusual semester. Across China, schools have been shut indefinitely to contain the spread of a new virus that has killed more than 3,000 people. Chu’s class was one of tens of thousands of courses, from grade school to university, being forced online.

    Chu’s professor was painstakingly sending voice recordings to the class group chat when, without warning, the system disbanded the group for violating China’s Internet regulations — a pervasive, almost mundane part of life under Communist Party rule.

    The students were puzzled. Was it the subject matter? Bioinformatics is the science of collecting and analyzing complex biological data. “I’m not sure exactly what phrases triggered it,” said Chu, who recounted the incident. “I guess we touched on some sensitive topic.”

    Biology courses have been blocked for “pornographic content.” History and politics classes are among the most vulnerable; subjects such as the Cultural Revolution and the Great Leap Forward are regularly censored in classes and online discussions.

    While teachers have some leeway to facilitate spontaneous discussion in a classroom setting, online classes can be recorded, with the potential for clips to be taken out of context and circulated online.

    “Every word that is spoken in a video recording must be pre-approved,” Wang said.

    For him, that means writing word-for-word his entire lecture — about 5,000 Chinese characters — for review by school administrators.

    Even seemingly non-controversial statements can run afoul of the censors.

    Wang said one of his colleagues, a politics teacher, was trying to upload a document for his students with “socialism with Chinese characteristics” in its title. The phrase was championed by former leader Deng Xiaoping and is still frequently used by the government today.

    For reasons unexplained, the cloud platform blocked the document. It could be uploaded only after the overtly political phrase was removed.

    “Teachers having their online classes blocked, that’s funny, because it’s too absurd,” Wang Yuechi, a well-known Chinese comedian wrote on his verified account on Weibo, an app similar to Twitter.

    “This is not normal — it’s because there’s no freedom of speech,” he wrote. “Just like how it’s not normal that this post will also be deleted. I hope everyone can be aware of this. The absence of freedom of speech will impact our education, our lives. This has already happened. It’s not so funny now, is it?”

    As Wang predicted, his post can no longer be viewed on Weibo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mefisto:
    It's true. China or elsewhere. Teaching online means everything is documented, can be watched, monitored, commented on. It's unnerving sometimes.

    With Hong Kong universities, the mainland students are kind of stuck here because they cannot go back to the mainland and log into their online classes.
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