Shortly after the woman-beaten incident at a barbecue restaurant in Tangshan city took place on June 10, Beijing’s all mouthpieces consecutively reported the case almost simultaneously. 

These China’s state-run outlets’ posts all share one thing in common. They stress the gang’s crimes and the need to eradicate this type of criminality. 

According to TimedNews, these state-run outlets’ posts emerging almost simultaneously have revealed a unity in the government’s propaganda purpose.

Compared with the notorious case of the “Chained woman,” the way that China’s mouthpiece outlets react to the woman-beaten incident shows a significant difference. 

While the woman-beaten incident received all the state-run mouthpiece outlets’ attention, these media outlets kept silent on the Chained-woman case. 

Furthermore, Beijing has made all efforts to block the Chained-woman-relevant news and topics. The regime has even arrested and threatened those exposing the case. 

For instance, a netizen named Wu Yi was arrested twice by Xuzhou police. He went to Fengxian to support the “Chained Woman” but remained unheard.

The Xuzhou Public Security has interrogated and suppressed Wang Shengqiang, a well-known Chinese director, Lu Tingge, a mainland human rights lawyer, and Zhao Lanjian, a media person, due to their efforts to bring the incident to light. 

Citing netizens familiar with Beijing’s propaganda methods, TimedNews reported that this is the Communist regime’s way of diverting the public’s attention from other matters. In other words, Beijing is using this brutal incident to gain public attention.

As many more shocking and violent cases show up just a while and disappear shortly after, the beaten-woman incident kept receiving more posts from state-run mouthpieces. 

The Communist regime even has implemented security measures to sanction similar crimes. In many places across China, the police have carried out intensive summer night patrols. There are many scenes of police inspecting barbecue stalls and gardens in Henan, Ningxia, and Gansu.

The police’s action has widely circulated and attracted public attention. Many commented that these actions are just showcases, not real attempts to stop crime. 

In a video, Zhao Pu, a former mainland media person, said, “What we want is the rule of law, not a small probability of cracking down on the underworld. We don’t need a special performance.”

Zhao said, “They have committed more than one crime. In the corners of surveillance, there are vicious incidents that have not become hot searches even though they have been photographed by surveillance. What should the victims do?”

He asked, “Why should there be a special campaign against gangsters when there is a law? Why should we wait until there is a fever before making an emergency arrest?”

Zhao concluded that there must be considerable loopholes in the law enforcement procedures. 

TimedNews concluded that, as the 20th National Congress is coming, Beijing’s reinforcing its control over state-run media outlets is to achieve the so-called “Victory” of the 20th National Congress.

According to the World Human Rights report in 2020, the Communist regime has significantly increased its resources and technology investment in network and public opinion control in recent years.

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