Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Qingpeng asked his compatriots from the United States to post information on Twitter about political dissidents imprisoned in the Asian Giant.
“Dong Jianbiao tragically died,” Wang Qingpeng said, referring to the Chinese political dissident who was killed in a CCP prison, adding, “There are probably more Chinese on Twitter now. I thought I would see if I could call on everyone on Twitter to tweet about a political prisoner. At least this political prisoner through everyone’s eyes, not to be forgotten by the outside world.”
For experts, the problem is the censorship suffered by platforms such as WeChat, among others, called Chinese Twitter, which is monitored and censored every second when spy algorithms detect conversations outside the CCP’s policies. They are the citizens who see how their freedom is oppressed in social networks. However, the political prisoners suffer the most; therefore, this call to demonstrate supports human rights defenders imprisoned in China.
After the violent death of Dong Jianbiao, Wang Qingpeng launched the campaign, “One person defends one political prisoner,” and said. “We should send every political prisoner news and information at least once a week,” he commented in his campaign.
For this human rights lawyer, the importance of the project he promotes with the slogan: “One person defends a political prisoner” lies in each 140-word tweet and the imprint activists leave on each weekly message.
“The Twitter community is actually very large, if we aim to get one a week. We would have 50 tweeters in a year consistently. Each of these 50 tweeters will tweet one political prisoner. At least fifty of them we can see.”
“We will always follow up the case. The person who signed the petition is not responsible for the progress of the case. We are now one person to promote a political prisoner, the political prisoner to the main promoter. We have now built a special group, he main push the case others forward, others main push the case he also forward.”
Wang Qingpeng assured of the success of his campaign.
The first activist promoted by this project, Mr. Ji Xiaolong, a human rights activist in Shanghai, was sentenced for the events of the “toilet revolution” and for opposing extreme measures against the appearance of the CCP virus, managed through the support achieved on Twitter, to meet with his lawyers and be released for due process.
Another human rights activist, Liu Yanli, an employee of Hubei Jingmen Bank, was sentenced to four years in prison for “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble.” Common offenses applied to peaceful opponents by Communist party courts. Still, those imprisoned for criticizing Xi Jinping on the internet had the backing of a compatriot exiled in the Netherlands. Lin Shengliang, a Chinese dissident who claimed,
“I talked to Liu Yanli’s husband on the phone the other day, but he wouldn’t respond to this. I also contacted her family through other friends, but the family has been silenced. If we take the lead, at the very least let her know that she is not forgotten by us, even if she does not contact us for the time being, as long as she knows that we people are paying attention to her, it will be very helpful for her psychological and physical recovery after her release from prison.”
The Chinese regime has promised a return of monopoly over society, the economy, and the armed forces
For foreign analysts on the situation of freedoms in China, Xi Jinping’s public emphasis on the Communist Party’s “original mission” of leading economic and social development is inescapable.
For example, companies like Alibaba will invest $28 billion to develop operating system software, processor chips, and network technology. In addition to 1 billion dollars, to empower 100 thousand developers and technology start-ups over the next three years. Also, the world-famous Tencent, an American company that pledged 70 billion in digital infrastructure in China, will be affected by the monopoly of the communist party.
Mark Williams, chief Asia economist at Capital Economics, said, “These companies are world leaders in their innovation sectors, yet the communist leadership is poised to crush them all.”
For his part, Lester Ross, an expert on Chinese economics, added,
“What they are worried about is companies getting too big and too independent of the party,” said Ross.
These crackdowns on the digital economy, and data security, began in late 2020 and have caused global investors to stop investing, for example, $1.3 trillion of the total market value of e-commerce platform Alibaba and gaming and social networking operator Tencent, in addition to other tech giants.