The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is adding more technology to the repression of its people and now makes it accessible for any citizen to immediately denounce those who, in their opinion, spread an ‘incorrect’ interpretation of history,'” by pitting them against each other.
This CCP monitoring and control mechanism has been beefed up. “A new hotline has been launched for those interested in reporting their friends, neighbors, and colleagues for making ‘incorrect remarks about history,'” according to China-based journalist Michael Standaert, reported in the April 11 Express.
The ‘correct’ versions would be those imposed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), according to its political interests, which do not necessarily conform to the actual facts,
According to the CCP’s instructions, “distortions of the history of the Chinese Communist Party, the history of New China, the history of reform and opening up, and the history of socialist development” are all to be denounced.
Also, the “attack on the Party’s leadership, its guiding ideology, its guidelines, and its policies.” Likewise, the “defamation of heroes and martyrs,” according to the translation of retired U.S. diplomat David Cowhig.
This restrictive form of control, which imposes only the historical version issued by the CCP, seems to be an ideological reinforcement to try to erase the violent events that mark the history of the Chinese people, such as the Tiananmen Square massacre, still denied by the communist regime.
Both this massacre and the invasion of Tibet and other horrors committed by the CCP are remembered by the world with horror. The huge censorship device of the CCP is mobilized to repress any of its peoples daring to express their memories of these fateful events, as reported by the BBC.
The world’s largest censorship machinery activates all its technological tentacles and tens of thousands of human officials to erase from the Internet any allusion to the date that drowned in blood the peaceful attempt of democratic expression of a millenary nation.
Prison sentences apply to all those who even try to evade the tight siege created by censorship, as happened to a group of people who attempted an allusion to the event on a Chinese liquor label and received a sentence of 3-1/2 years.
In this context, the leader Xi Jinping prevents the crude facts and the millions of deaths caused by the ruthless system of repression imposed on the nation from being remembered.
Xi has consolidated the regime’s absolute power in himself, since 2018, by abolishing presidential term limits, which BBC reporter Mr. McDonell wrote: “It is now difficult to see Xi Jinping being challenged in any way.”
He added: “He has amassed power the likes of which has not been seen since Chairman Mao Zedong. Only five years ago Beijing was being ruled by a collective leadership.”
“Under ex-President Hu Jintao you could imagine differing views being expressed in the then nine-member Politburo Standing Committee. Now all this is gone,” McDonell continued, according to Express.
The progressive and seemingly inexorable accumulation of power gained by the Chinese regime is likened to George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984, which is why the CCP suddenly decided to censor them on social networks.