Essay on China 's Internet Censorship

1316 Words Jun 18th, 2015 6 Pages
China’s Internet Censorship It is not good to be right when the government is wrong. And since most governments get to choose what they think is right even if it might not be, there is a good chance that somebody is not going to agree with them. This is a growing problem today in China where their communist government gets to choose what their citizens see and don’t see. It is unnervingly similar to what happened in George Orwell’s science fiction novel, 1984. The government, which is headed by Big Brother, took control of everything and brainwashed their citizens to believe anything that they told them. That is why Internet censorship in China is a step away from making Orwell’s dystopian novel a reality. So, what exactly is the Chinese government censoring their citizens from? There have been a number of incidents in China’s past that they do not want anybody to talk about or even know for that matter. One teacher asked her students from China “if they had heard about the death by starvation of 30 to 40 million people during the so-called ‘three years of natural disasters’ in the early 1960s” (Lianke). They students were shocked and “responded with stunned silence, as if she, a teacher in Hong Kong, was brazenly fabricating history to attack their mother country” (Lianke) because they had learned that the famine was caused by natural disasters and that is not the truth because it was actually caused by the changes in policies by the Communist Party of China. These…

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