THE former editor-in-chief of a Chinese Website has been given a six-year prison term for subversion, the Ningbo Intermediate People's Court in east China's Zhejiang Province said.
The court ruled yesterday that Zhang Jianhong, former editor-in-chief of a Website named "Aiqinhai," or "Aegean Sea," had written articles which defamed the Chinese government and amounted to agitation aimed at toppling the government.
Now, take a look at this. And this.
There was nothing flattering towards the President or his administration to be found on either of those sites. The number of sites that do this kind of thing here in America are what we in the science world call, TMTC (too many to count). Yet, they have freedom to put up whatever valid or baseless accusation they choose, because there is freedom to do so here.
But if they were in China, things would certainly be a lot different. As you can see if you read the article I linked to, they don't play around there. Criticize the government there and you go to jail. So before someone tells you that this nation is losing freedom by the hour or the minute, consider that America's government doesn't make a practice of silencing its critics. And we do not have a government imposed filter system for our personal usage, like China.
Whatever conclusions you come to in your personal analysis of the many issues we all face and however you interpret the data; think, before you buy into the invalid arguments of political cults.