Shout Out! Week (?)

This week’s shout out goes to the Party’s censorship of the Panama Papers. A recent article on BBC’s website spoke about China’s censorship of posts on WeChat, Sina Weibo, and other social media apps with regards to Xi Jinping’s brother-in-law and other members of the Chinese elite and their tax havens. These tax havens allow the elite to avoid paying large sums of taxes on rich investments outside of China, and as these elite are related and connected to the Party, this information is embarrassing and must therefore be censored. As the Party is flawless and immune to scrutiny, there should be no posts or commentary that may jeopardize this perfection. Even with Xi’s ‘crackdown on corruption’, his own brother-in-law’s corruption somehow slipped under his nose. This just goes to show that maybe China should be put under a stronger lens of inspection rather than just allowing this kind of cover-up to be so commonplace.

Panama papers: China censors online discussion

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