Human Rights and Censorship in Modern Day China
China today is very different from the China of the time when Mao Zedong, the communist leader ruled. Mao died in 1976 yet, China remains a communist country, but. In the past 30 years or so China has come a long way in improving the ways its people are treated and the way it interacts in the world. Many would say it is in much better shape than it was many years ago. It still has many violations of human rights and mass censorships, and also works very hard to shut down any kind of gatherings such as protests or any kind of dissident works. The best recent example is the massacre in Tiananmen Square. China also has sickening violations such as torture prisons and labor camps. The Chinese government also wants it people to use the internet and get out in the world through it but it heavily censors it. Many books are also banned in this controversial country. Chinas latest constitution has declared all these things fair game. The constitution created in 1982, contains many civil rights to be free such as free press and speech, worship, the right to trial, and the right to own private property. China may have changed very much since Chairman Mao, but it still has many underlying demons in it. The constitution speaks of free press, but the media in China is very tightly censored, with many people trying and succeeding in finding loopholes in it. The most impressive thing about China to this day is their ability to precisely and efficiently censor the internet inside the country. The country has a weird balance in its internet usage, it continues to encourage the use of the internet for its people, and it has surpassing the USA with the most internet users having 233 million in March of 2013, but it than has to step up its censoring. Censoring which includes topics from popular video games, to controversial news stories and government rumours. They have a very extensive effort to censor the internet, having...
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