Chinese government censors press, all social media, over Hong Kong protests, just like U.S. tech giants censor conservatives, Christians and Trump supporters

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
By Paul Martin

by: JD Heyes
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Something is taking place in an enclave of China that does not happen very often: Protests against the government that have spilled out into the streets.

In the semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong, millions of residents are demonstrating against a controversial extradition bill, which has been temporarily suspended by the city administrator, even as the Chinese regime cracked down on all press outlets and social media.

As reported by The Epoch Times, with the Internet and media clampdown, China’s state-run press outlets are free to spin the demonstrations as something else — in this case, they are being portrayed as anti-U.S. demonstrations to the Chinese people.

But following “heavy criticism from netizens, China Daily, an English-language state-run media directed at international audiences, was forced to delete its related Facebook posts,” The Epoch Times noted further.

About one-quarter of the city’s people, most of them adorned in black clothing, inundated city streets June 16 to protest the bill, making it the largest demonstration in Hong Kong history. In particular:

Hongkongers demanded that the city government withdraw the extradition bill, which would allow mainland China to seek extradition of suspects. The bill has drawn broad opposition within Hong Kong society, with many fearing that given China’s disregard for the rule of law, the proposal could allow the Chinese regime to charge and extradite people with impunity.

The protests quickly became the biggest news story internationally, given that such demonstrations in China are rare and especially protests this large.

However, despite the size and impact of the protests no videos, pictures, or reports about it have appeared on any Chinese news websites or via Chinese social media. In fact, on Baidu, China’s most-used search engine, The Epoch Times notes, if users type in the keywords “extradition bill” and/or “Hong Kong parade, they won’t get any results regarding the 1 million estimated protesters who turned out on the streets June 9; the protests on June 12, when local police deployed tear gas, bean bags, and rubber bullets to disperse the sea of people; and the June 16 march.

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