Almost everyone in the country lives with a mask on. No one dares to speak his mind or tell the truth. The totalitarian government is censoring at every corner of the streets; heavily armed police is guarding all the train stations, subways or above the ground. People are looking at each other with angry eyes. There is resentment in too many people’s lives. Not just a return to the atmosphere of the Cultural Revolution, the CCP has made the whole country a prison.
Lady Tianyi Liu is too bored; she has nowhere to express her boredom but write an erotic novel Occupy to produce some gay pornography. On 31 October, Liu was sentenced 10 years to jail by the People’s Court of Wuhu for making and selling “obscene material” for profit.
In the same week, China’s top cyber authority have wiped almost 10,000 accounts from various social media sites, accusing them of posting vulgar and “politically harmful information”.
There is an old saying in China, “The magistrates are free to burn down houses, while the common people are forbidden even to light lamps”. While corrupt CCP officials like Wang Qishan accused of corruption and sex scandals by Miles Kwok, backed by concrete evidence, is not even questioned by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, persecuting a novelist with different expression of life, in the eyes of China’s so-called rule of law, is like smashing a little ant to death.
Controversy has broken out at the Golden Horse awards on Saturday when Fu Yue, who won the best documentary award, said in her acceptance speech that she hoped Taiwan would be recognised as “independent”.
Fu, whose documentary Our Youth in Taiwan was about the island’s 2014 Sunflower Movement, said that “I hope one day our country will be recognised and treated as a truly independent entity. This is my biggest wish as a Taiwanese.”
In a normal society of Taiwan, Ms Fu Yue has the right to speak her minds, but her remarks were immediately turned down by China’s social media, together with criticism of nearly all actors and actresses amid the audience. And live Broadcast of Golden Horse Awards was then interrupted by Chinese government censorship instructions.
Following Fu’s remarks, shots of actress and jury chair Gong Li, who is from mainland China, showed her looking livid, while Taiwan-born director Ang Lee, head of this year’s executive committee, grimaced. Gong later refused to join Lee onstage to present the award for best feature film, a move many interpreted as a protest. Variety reported.
“Refusing to give the award was probably the strongest counterattack Gong Li could make at the time. She seemed to be saying, ‘As jury chair, I draw a clear line between us,’” said one post on China’s WeChat social media platform, echoing a common refrain.
As a quick reaction to Fu’s independent remarks, Chinese most noted actress Fan Bingbing updated her Weibo timeline by re-tweeting a pro-China post from a state account, making her first mark on the social network since she published a letter of apology for tax evasion in early October.
Fan shared the post on Saturday that was first published by The Communist Youth League of China, saying “China cannot miss out on any inch,” together with a map of China that includes Taiwan and the South China Sea.
Miles Kwok, god of war against the CCP, has said that all private entrepreneurs in China are like prostitutes under the pander of a brothel. (He is referring to the CCP as the pander). And all actors and actresses in China are even inferior to prostitutes under CCP’s rule.
China has one of the most booming TV drama industries in the world, with dozens of new dramas being released every month, drawing in millions of viewers through the country’s most popular online video streaming platforms, including Tencent Video, iQiyi, Sohu, Youku, LeTV, 360kan, Sogou Video, along with Baidu’s and Weibo’s videos.
Once again last week the CCP authorities criticized Hunan TV station or Mango TV of producing “too much entertaining programs”, ordering the TV station to give the golden times in the evening to propaganda programs that “bring about a clear stream to the audience”.
Earlier this year, the CCP Central Leading Group for Inspection Work inspected Mango TV and found out the problem of “excessive entertainment.” The local Hunan provincial government was alerted and quick to act by imposing strict measures for “improvement”.
“With a good understanding of the government’s policy”, Mango TV produced a series called “Xi’s words are close to the minds of the people”, with anchors detailing on the “slogans” and “great thoughts” of President Xi Jinping during the golden period after dinner. But according to statistics, the TV station lost nearly 80% of its audience with the propaganda series.
Miles Kwok says the top CCP officials only want and care for their own items of entertainment, which are diverse, colorful and out of normal person’s expectations. They have made the Central TV station their own imperial palace and the beautiful girls there their concubines. Local government officials have followed suit with their local entertainers. But they don’t allow the young viewers to entertain themselves with some funny things of their own when they are warned to be cautious with politics and ideology. This is a total disgrace of the Chinese people.
Earlier, according to Reuters, China’s censors have a new target in a widespread clamp-down on popular culture: the country’s nascent hip-hop scene, which resonated with Chinese youth last year on hugely popular television show “Rap of China.”
Hip hop artists Wang Hao, known as “PG One” and Zhou Yan, known as “GAI” – the two winners of the show – have been sanctioned for bad behavior or content at odds with Communist Party values. GAI was pulled from hit show “The Singer”.
The crackdown on hip-hop, still very much a new genre in China, reflects a broader squeeze on popular culture as the country’s stability-focused leadership looks to rein in potential platforms for youthful dissent, Reuters reported.
Beijing is eager to use popular culture to shape public opinion, including co-opting rap artists ahead of its five-yearly congress last year. With state support comes the insistence that Party values must take center stage in the artists’ work.
The official Xinhua news agency wrote that PG One “does not deserve the stage,” and that “we should say ‘no’ to whoever provides a platform for low-taste content.” Other official media and companies quickly followed suit; the rapper’s tracks were soon pulled from most online sites.
In the beautiful land of the Middle Kingdom, a flock of abnormal people was under the rule of crazy minds. How deplorable that is! And who would save them from the sadness and sufferings?
Let’s wait for the Press Briefing by the god of war Miles Kwok tomorrow at 10:00am.
Everything is just beginning.
By Cloudy Seagail