A lot of places, even western media censor any unflattering news of the Chinese Communist Party. Sometimes because the CCP threatens the media source's ad revenue (doesn't apply to L-O). Sometimes because it creates arguments with user communities. I feel strongly about raising awareness of important issues like this, so I am doing this with the permission the Red Devil, long may he ribbit. The forum rules for civility apply here. Jokes are fine, but trolls and personal attacks are not. I will also that this caveat for this thread. The human rights abuse, blatant corruption and mishandling of the virus outbreak are laid at the feet of the Chinese Communist Party. Not the Chinese people. The Chinese people are as much victims of the CCP as are the rest of the world is. It is possible to talk about Chinese culture on this thread, that's relevant. But note that the Chinese people do not control the Chinese government. The CCP does not represent Chinese culture, they are an aberration of it. The cultural revolution got rid of the "Four Olds", old customs, old culture, old habits, old ideas. The CCP destroyed untold numbers of Ancient Chinese artifacts and practices. As far as I'm aware, Chinese culture is based on the island of Taiwan. Semantics are important. I don't want people to say China did this, China did that. The CCP did this and that. The CCP knows how Western media works. Despite having some of the most racist policies of the 21st century, the CCP loves to conflate all attacks against them as attacks against the Chinese people. Therefore anything that attacks the Chinese people without specifying the CCP will not be tolerated. Everyone is concerned with the CCP virus epidemic but we cannot forget that the CCP hasn't stopped their human rights abuses.