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Saudi Arabia + Censorship In China | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix

Saudi Arabia + Censorship In China | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix

You guys, this is Patriot Act,
or as it’s known in Saudi Arabia,  Error 404, not found. [laughs] In case you don’t know the full story, back in October, we did an episode about 
the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman
and his involvement in the killing of Washington Post journalist 
Jamal Khashoggi, and the Kingdom wasn’t thrilled. Well, Netflix under fire today
after its decision to pull an episode of a comedy show that was critical of 
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. [man] Patriot Act, with “Hasan Majan”– -“Minhan”–
-[woman] Minhaj, yeah. Netflix confirmed it removed the episode
from streaming in Saudi Arabia  after the country’s Communications
and Information Technology Commission made a request that it take it down. A request? Does MBS think Netflix is a wedding DJ? I have a quick request. Just take down that one episode 
that’s criticizing me and then just play Usher’s Yeah. A request is when a neighbor tells you
to turn the music down. A demand is when 
that neighbor is Conor McGregor and you’re in his parking spot. I still can’t believe it. We got Saudi Arabia 
to issue its very own Muslim ban. Netflix has received a request, 
a legal request actually from Saudi Arabia to remove this episode. Saudi Arabian officials cited article six
of their anti-cybercrime law. Cybercrime. You’re telling me, even in Saudi prison,
I’ll be associated with the IT department. Okay, let’s break down 
how I became an Internet bad boy.  According to article six
of the Saudi Arabian anti-cybercrime law, any content that impinges on public order, religious values 
or public morals is prohibited. Of all the Netflix Originals,
the only show that Saudi Arabia thinks 
violates “Muslim values” is the one hosted by a Muslim. Do you know what’s still streaming 
in Saudi Arabia? We got access to Netflix in Saudi Arabia 
through an online proxy, which allows you to make it look like 
your IP address is from another country. So, this is Netflix in Saudi Arabia. These shows are still streaming.
Sabrina, still up. It has literal devil worship 
and a lot of premarital witch sex. BoJack Horseman. There’s an alcoholic horse-man
who snorts cocaine. And let’s not forget those evil cooking shows. Porky goodness! Vitamin P!  Fat from the hog, a la natural. [woman] It must be like Christmas 
every time you break open a new pig. This is Haram City. Not eating pork is the one rule
every Muslim agrees on. I have a cousin who’s atheist,
and he’ll be rolling a blunt, drinking, and he’ll still be like, “Hey, man,
is there pepperoni on that pizza?” Look, I don’t know if there’s a God
but if there is one, he hates pepperoni. You know the most bizarre thing
about this entire censorship fiasco? Saudi Arabia was our second episode,
and you can see right here, it’s missing. Okay? But in our last episode 
in December, episode seven,  we had another segment criticizing MBS,
and it was called “Saudi Arabia Update.” Yeah, our episode titles 
are super straight forward. They’re like an email from your parents. The subject line tells you 
exactly what you’re gonna get. “Subject: Hasan, 
I have a question about the Roku. Email: Hasan, 
I have a question about the Roku.” That episode is still streaming 
on Netflix in Saudi Arabia. If you’re going to crush 
all forms of dissent, don’t half-ass it. But that’s what happens 
when you got a country  that’s run by people who got their job 
just because of their dad. Now, here’s the irony. By censoring our episode,
Saudi Arabia made us go viral Have they never heard 
of the Streisand Effect? It was great for the show, 
I got 60 new IG followers. It was great. This story… got covered by everyone 
across the political spectrum. For the first time in my life, 
I was a bipartisan icon. Yes! [cheering] Liberals and conservatives, they both embraced me 
like I was money from Big Pharma. Cory Booker just bear hugged me like…
[roars] “Get over here, buddy.” Even Breitbart defended me. Breitbart! You know how hard it was for Breitbart? They had to look at a picture of me
and MBS and be like, “Which one is browner? Is there a third option to hate?” So hard for them. Let me be absolutely clear, I’m not a victim here at all.
I’m lucky, okay? I have the freedom to call Saudi Arabia 
“The Boy Band Manager of 9/11.” I can criticize my own government
without any fear of repercussions. I can say Stephen Miller 
deported his own hair for being brown. I can say those things… but those freedoms don’t exist 
in Saudi Arabia. Dozens of activists sit in Saudi jails,
many without formal charges. So while I can make a joke 
about being a “cyber-criminal,” this is no joke for many Saudi activists. According to Reprieve, a human rights advocacy group, 
that vague cybercrime law  that we allegedly broke, it is the very same law 
that is regularly cited in Saudi court to justify death sentences, 
like in the case of Ali al-Nimr, a teenager who was sentenced to death
for protesting and using his BlackBerry to spread information about protests. This isn’t about just censoring 
one episode of a TV show, it’s about the precedent. Because as tech companies keep expanding, they’re going to keep running into
more vague censorship laws. Laws that can allow governments 
to pull any content at any time. Ultimately,  
Saudi doesn’t care about “immoral content” that impinges on “religious values.” They’re mad that a Muslim
is airing out their dirty laundry. Now, look.
I’ve already been banned in one country. So I was thinking, “Look,
you’re not built for this beef. Let’s talk about something 
a little less controversial.” China. Don’t worry! Netflix isn’t in China. The only thing they binge watch 
is their own people. China, of course, 
has some of the toughest restrictions  on the Internet. No Facebook. No YouTube. [man] The Chinese Communist Party enforces
a draconian system of censorship, dictating what Chinese can search,
and they’ve done it for years. If you go to sites like Twitter, 
Google and Facebook, this is what you get. If you can’t see that screen, 
that’s exactly the point. China controlling its Internet
is a remarkable accomplishment that America never thought 
would be possible. Now, there’s no question China has been… trying to crack down on the Internet.
[chuckles] Good luck. That’s sort of like trying to nail Jell-O
to the wall. That is such a creepy clip 
to watch right now. Not just because 
of how wrong he was about China. But because we’re all picturing him
nailing Jell-O to the wall in the same way, right? With his penis? Okay, good. For China’s 1.4 billion citizens
and 800 million Internet users, censorship is just part of life. China is so good at censorship,
they gave themselves five stars. In China,
censorship is a complex ecosystem  of human beings,
telecom and tech companies and laws that all gives
the Communist Party and China’s president Xi Jinping 
the ability to control what can be seen on the Internet
in real time. It’s something known as
“‘The Great Firewall,” which I know sounds like 
a dessert at PF Chang’s,  but there are whole pieces 
of Chinese history that the government  doesn’t allow to be taught in schools. And they’ve been scrubbed 
from the Internet. The last major political protest in China 
was the spring of 1989. Thousands of people gathered 
in Tiananmen Square to protest for democratic reforms. But on June 4, 1989, the Chinese Army 
open fire on the crowd, killing citizens. And here are some Chinese millennials,
today being asked about it. Do you learn about Tiananmen Square
in history books? Not mentioned. -[woman] Yeah, not mentioned.
-Not mentioned at all? That’s crazy. That’s like asking a kid 
in high school, in America, if 9/11 is in their history book
and they’re like, “9/11? The day Jay-Z came out 
with The Blueprint? You’d be like, 
“How is that in your history book?” So, if you’re Chinese
and you’re living in a world where the government decides 
what you can and can’t see, that must be some sort of 
dystopian nightmare, right? You’re in China, the government can know 
everything about you. The government already know 
everything about me. It’s just if I’m not committing a crime, 
I don’t give a shit. The bottom line is the Chinese in general
are less concerned about data privacy than the consumers out in the West. There’s some subtle rules in China,
but if you follow it, and respect it, you still have 
the freedom to experience it. Remember, this is a rap battle organizer telling you to follow the rules. What a fucking nerd! If NWA started in China, “Fuck the Police”
would have been called, “Sorry, officer.
I’ll try to be more careful next time.” Yes, websites like Google, Twitter,
Facebook and YouTube are all blocked, but no one cares because 
they all have great Chinese doppelgangers like Baidu, Weibo, Youku
and WeChat,  which blows Facebook out of the water. Life under censorship is pretty good. If you’re just taking selfies, being thick
on Youku or shitposting on Weibo and… To anyone over 35, I swear to God,
most of those words were English. However, if you’re an activist,
this is where things can get very scary. Especially under China’s president,
Xi Jinping. Since coming to power, he has crushed all forms of dissent. China is carrying out a broad crackdown
on people accused  of spreading so-called rumors online. Chung Ai-Ja, a former school counselor, showed us the message 
she reposted on social media, an apparent jab 
at China’s President Xi Jinping. Police showed up at her school 
to question her and days later, she was fired. Someone got fired
for insulting the president online? That’s the only way to get a job 
in my industry right now. How’d this all happen? President Xi has clamped down on NGOs,
locked up human rights lawyers and issued sweeping new cybercrime laws, 
he even temporarily bans words  and phrases like, “I disagree,”
“I oppose” and “my Emperor.” Words that question his authority 
and for some reason, he’s also banned the words, 
“roll up sleeves”  and “I’m willing to be a vegetarian
for the rest of my life.” I feel like the only explanation is that
President Xi had his heart broken by a stubborn vegetarian 
with beautiful forearms. And he’s like, “It is now illegal 
to remind me of her! God, I miss Susan so much.” Xi isn’t just censoring words 
and historic events, he is censoring huge news stories 
in real-time. The Communist Party in China
is persecuting a Muslim minority group called Uighurs. But if you live in China,
chances are you don’t know any of this. [woman] Across the Northwestern province 
of Xinjiang, an estimated one million Chinese Muslims 
have vanished into a vast network  of detention enters for what China calls
“re-education.” [man] After initially denying
the existence of prison camps, Beijing now says it is sending
an unspecified number of people  for vocational training free of charge. Vocational training free of charge. Oh, I get it. America never had
Japanese internment camps. Those were desert getaways 
for the Asian-American community. North Korea doesn’t have labor camps, 
they’re WeWorks. There’s no Wi-Fi. 
Everyone is just really efficient. There’s one more. You guys are like,
“Is he gonna keep going?” There’s a third. 
Bangladesh doesn’t have sweatshops. Those are Bikram work spaces. China doesn’t want the world to know 
what’s really happening  in the detention centers. 
Online people have to move fast  to get information
before the government takes it down. and this is probably how it’s going to be
for quite some time. China’s ruling Communist Party 
proposed Sunday to remove term limits  on the office of President. That means Xi Jinping who heads the party 
and the military may never have to leave office. Xi Jinping will never retire. It’s the one thing he has in common 
with millennials. Xi promotes a policy of cyber-sovereignty,
which he defines  as the idea that China has the right 
to control information within its borders  and block whatever the CCP deems harmful. It basically lets them take down anything
they want, whenever they want. Even if it’s completely random. Okay, so the British children’s show
Peppa Pig is very popular with kids worldwide,
but it’s being banned in China for an unexpected reason. The sassy cartoon character has come 
to be associated with counterculture. [woman]
She allegedly promotes gangster attitudes. Peppa Pig is a gangsta? Is Thomas the Tank Engine 
transporting Special K? What is going on? At some point,
the ban on Peppa Pig was lifted  and that’s why censorship 
is such a mind fuck in China. The government is constantly changing
what’s allowed and what’s not. So activists and censors are 
in a constant game of cat and mouse. Activists are constantly having to find
new ways to evade the censors  and then censors are always looking 
for new ways to silence the activists. Take the case of Chen Guangcheng, known as CGC or the Blind Lawyer. [man] The Blind Lawyer became an icon
of human rights abuses in China after he exposed the way thousands 
of women had undergone forced abortions. For seven years, he was held here
under illegal house arrest. He and his family beaten savagely,
guarded round the clock. Activists started the hashtag #freeCGC
on social media and then censors immediately blocked 
all the hashtags. To get around the censors,
activists then asked supporters to post selfies dressed up 
as the Blind Lawyer. And they did,
and the response was incredible. Even though they all look like 
they’re auditioning to play BBQ Becky. But then something crazy happened. Mr. Chen has spent the last 18 months 
under house arrest, but last Sunday, he escaped. A blind lawyer escaped house arrest? Can you imagine being the guard that let a blind lawyer
slip away? How could both of them not see anything? As people started finding out 
Chen escaped, censors got to work, taking down his initials
and even the words “blind man.” To get around the censors, 
activists hit back  with an incredibly powerful weapon. Memes. Now, I know in America, memes are 
just used to humanize Squidward, but in China,
they’re also a popular tool for dissent. In the case of the blind lawyer,
this meme went viral. Yeah, that’s the pig from Angry Birds, staring at the tunnel
in the Shawshank Redemption. Shawshank memes became so popular, the censors blocked any mention 
of The Shawshank Redemption. By the way,
for any people watching in China, Tim Robbins escapes from prison. You totally don’t see it coming, 
kind of like the blind lawyer escaping. Clearly, the CCP always has the upper hand
when it comes to censoring content. They have the resources, 
the infrastructure, the manpower,  all of which makes it really hard 
for any grassroots movement  to gain momentum. However… in the last year, 
there’s been a new movement that has started to take hold in China, and it may be unlike anything 
that has ever come before it. [woman] #MeToo, in the US it’s been 
championed by celebrities. In China, it’s a fledgling movement
led mainly by university students. China’s #MeToo movement 
has been called  one of the first coordinated student 
protest movements since Tiananmen Square. The #MeToo movement is a unique problem 
for the CCP  because the Communist Party is technically
founded on egalitarian principles, the same way America is technically 
founded on the idea of democracy. And Maroon 5 is technically founded 
on the idea of music. Even from the CCP’s early days, 
Mao famously said, “Women hold up half the sky.”
The CCP’s doctrine is equality for all. But that hasn’t stopped them 
from telling women what to do with their bodies. Once notorious 
for its strict one-child policy, China now considering proposals
to push women to have more babies. Beijing is worried that having one 
of the lowest birth rates in the world will undermine its efforts 
to stimulate the economy. For years, they outlawed 
having more than one child. Now, they’re trying to shame single women
into getting married and having babies 
by calling them “leftover women.” Even Mike Pence wouldn’t support this,
he’d be like, “Look, government isn’t about
forcing women to have babies. it’s about forcing women to keep them. Keep your eye on the ball, Xi.” And he’s like, “I’m sorry. I can’t stop thinking about Susan. Maybe I should have compromised 
and been a vegetarian.” How insecure are you, CCP? They’re basically one step away 
from passing a law that says, all Chinese men have girlfriends. They just go 
to a different high school, okay? But now that #MeToo has surfaced, it’s clear women have had enough. They want the CCP to make good on the founding values 
of the party, equality. And they’re speaking out online in a way
they never have before. Despite censorship, a huge part 
of why #MeToo has taken off  is because of social media.
#MeToo in China effectively started on January 1, 2018, after Luo Xixi,
a former PhD student posted on social media 
claiming she’d been sexually assaulted by her adviser in 2004, which he denied. But the post blew up. Since Luo Xixi first reported the abuse 
on Sina Weibo on January 1st, her complaint has been viewed 
around five million times. [woman’s voice] I stepped up simply because
I don’t want other people to get hurt. But the discussion 
and the reactions on the Internet and in Chinese society 
have really surprised me. Censors eventually took down a majority 
of the #MeToo posts  and the variations of the hashtag. That’s when the arms race began. To dodge the sensors, China’s women 
started using Chinese words  that sounded similar to “Me Too.” So, in Chinese “mi” means “rice”
and “tù” means “bunny,” so China’s #MeToo activists
became rice bunnies. Which if you listen to it, it kind of sounds like something 
Steve Harvey got fired for saying. He’s like,
“Hey, what’s up, you rice bunny?” And they’re like, “Steve! Why are you saying that?”
And he’s like, “Think like a man.” Activists posted rotated photos of text,
which makes messages unsearchable. It even used blockchain
to make a #MeToo letter harder to delete, and that totally makes sense because
no one knows what the fuck blockchain is. Bitcoin’s at 3,000. Since Luo Xixi’s story hit Weibo,  thousands of students have petitioned 
their colleges for anti-harassment policies. 
This is a big deal,  because in China, 
sexual harassment is rampant. [woman] A survey of 7,000 students 
by NGO, the Guangzhou Gender Center, found while almost 70% of respondents 
had been sexually harassed, only 4% reported it to the authorities. More than 50% of female commuters
have been assaulted while riding China’s subways. Dozens of women have come forward 
to accuse some pretty high-profile men. Like TV host Zhu Jun. He was accused 
by a woman named Zhou Xiaoxuan, who claims he harassed her 
when she was a 20-year-old intern and he was almost 50. Zhu has denied the allegations, but this was a huge deal because Zhu Jun 
is one of China’s most famous TV anchors known for hosting 
the state New Year’s Gala. [rooster crowing] [singing in Chinese] That was Zhu Jun 
with a bunch of spring chickens, which also happens to be 
his ideal age range on Tinder. Now, a big reason why so many women
have had to turn to social media is because if you’re assaulted or harassed,
there are very few good legal options. China’s legal system is poorly set up 
for dealing with assault allegations. [man] There’s no legal definition 
of sexual harassment here and no standardized way
of reporting sexual assault. China has very little recourse
for victims of sexual assault, and that’s something activists 
have been fighting to change long before #MeToo. 
Activists like Liang Xiaowen. She has organized protests 
and co-founded a grassroots feminist NGO, which are risky things to do in China. So I sat down with her 
to talk about her work The world is kind of hostile to women
who want things. It scares people because 
women are standing up. Tell me about the things that 
your family has had to go through  because of your activism. Years ago, I was trying to host a seminar 
about women’s rights, but then I received a call from my dad. He told me that not only the local police but also his employer, 
his boss is at his home now. So the police went to friends 
and co-workers -to talk to your dad?
-Yes. And the parents would go, 
“Please don’t do this.” And that generally works 
because Asian parents can crush dreams. Yeah. You hear that? That’s the sigh of a thousand “A minuses.” No. President Xi doing this… is some straight-up Naila Aunty bullshit. Like, “I’m not gonna go to you directly. I’ll find the parents 
to crush their dreams.” And because of pressure from the police
through the parents  and her family, 
Xiaowen came to the United States to study and to continue to fight 
for women’s rights in China. What does the Chinese government think about the work you’re doing? The Chinese government would consider us 
to be Western hostile forces or being controlled 
by Western hostile forces. What would they consider me? Well, if you were that important, then they would consider you
as Western hostile forces– -Are you saying I’m not important?
-Not in China. -I’m sorry.
-Have they seen the show? -I have seen your show.
-No, but have they seen the show? -What show?
-The show you’re on. -This show.
-I don’t know. But if I’m in it, I promise that, 
at least, some people will see it. Have they seen The Spy Who Dumped Me? No, I don’t know. I mean, I haven’t. Did they see MTV’s Disaster Date
season four? Now you are just making things up. No, I’m not! Listen, Party Rock Anthem
had come out that year, and I thought Redfoo was going to be 
the next Justin Timberlake. Okay, Xiaowen’s credits 
are a bit more impressive than mine. She has worked closely with a group called
the Feminist Five, who made international headlines back
in 2015. [singing in Chinese] [man] These women are singing 
on the Beijing Subway to raise awareness 
against abuse and discrimination. And here, dressing up 
is blood-stained brides  to encourage women to stand up
against domestic violence,  but five of these women 
were detained recently for what authorities called,
“picking quarrels.” It is hilarious to me 
that men relegated women to secretarial work for decades, and now we turn around, and we’re like, “Where did these women learn to organize
and plan meetings? Who is responsible for this? Why are they picking quarrels?” The global backlash 
to the detention on the Feminist Five  was so intense, 
the CCP actually released the women after 37 days. I was going to be sentenced
over five years. They didn’t beat me. Yeah, they don’t touch me 
and maybe due to the– A lot of pressure from… internal and external. If they insulted my sexual orientation,
it doesn’t work, That’s it. ‘Cause I’m a lesbian. What’s wrong? What’s up? Yeah, the CCP thought
Peppa Pig was gangsta? Nah, this is gangsta. Just a few months after 
the Five were released, President Xi spoke
at the UN Women’s Conference and said this… [woman’s voice]
In many parts of the world however, disparities remain 
in the level of women’s development. As we speak… various forms of discrimination 
against women are still taking place. Hmm… Interesting choice 
to use a female translator. He’s like see, “I give women a voice. What’s next? Susan.” In the past year, 
#MeToo has made some gains. What is the biggest victory 
that you’ve seen, at the government level, of your activism? The first one happened last year, the new civil code explicitly… said that employers should not 
sexually harass employees. And the second, 
now people can sue under sexual harassment and gender discrimination. -That’s major.
-It is. The CCP has agreed to add a definition 
of sexual harassment to China’s civil code 
and the Supreme Court says, you can now file 
a sexual harassment lawsuit  for the first time in China. Remember creepy TV host Zhu Jun?  
Spring chickens? Remember him? Yes. He actually sued his accuser,
Zhou Xiaoxuan, and then she counter-sued him
and is now trying to make her case  a sexual harassment lawsuit,
and if it is accepted by the court,  it would be the first-ever civil 
sexual harassment lawsuit in Chinese history. This is very different 
in the #MeToo movement. People just don’t let it go away anymore. People want these universities
to say something, to do something, to change the situation. It’s not what it’s like before. People have suffered enough,
young women have suffered enough. They want– They demand changes. The CCP and President Xi 
are doing everything they can  to consolidate power
and silence anyone who speaks out. China’s #MeToo movement is persisting
in the face of censorship, and it is inspiring, and we can only hope
that these small victories  will lead to even larger ones.

100 thoughts on “Saudi Arabia + Censorship In China | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix

  1. Me too. This happens in England. Harassment law was created to protect women from stalkers. It doesn't define what harassment is. It's vague. So companies use it to shut down legitimate protest. This is known as SLAPP

    I complained about safety at the College of NW London.
    The college is employed by the government. We have constitutional right to criticise the government & its agents. But like China & Saudi Arabia it is not respected.

    I was excluded without being told what i had done wrong.
    So I made a YT video that had an anti-racism element to it "some1 could get kicked out for racist reasons"
    The college wrote i couldn't appeal unless i signed to say i'd stop making these videos
    I refused
    The college wrote (behind my back) to YT who banned all the videos without talking to me
    The college managers then sued me as the videos "upset" them.
    They hired top lawyers (probably paid for by the college £ from the taxpayer)
    I had no lawyer. I was too stressed out to write a defence.
    I was forced to sign a NDA. If I hadn't i would've had to pay their legal costs > £50,000
    The college is now being closed down
    I would like to know:
    did the management move college funds into offshore trusts before the closure?
    did they attack & shut down anybody who criticised them?

  2. You are funny. But you should do more research. Many things you talked about China are simply unfounded. For one, Government has nothing to do with calling single women “left over women”. anyway my comment probably will not be seen by many people. Because in the west you have “freedom” of speech. Hate to see people who know nothing about China talk about China acting like they know better.

  3. Hasan is a typical muslim hypocrite – he worships a 7th century pedophile war-monger who had his critics brutally killed – both men and women, and here he is talking about chinese censorship!! THICK!!

  4. Hasan, I have a question about the Roku….

    If he knew that the fire lord was turning evil, why didn't he kill him in the first place…. Fire benders are supposed to be naturally aggressive aren't they?

  5. Hasan, cracking jokes at American has a pun to it. The Chinese hold Uighurs for vocational training so they can earn money, compared to Trump killing immigrants' children against what the constitution says. The Americans do more harm than anyone else did. The Chinese want you to be Chinese first, just like Trump wants you to be Americans.

  6. If you were in Conor McGregors parking spot he'd almost definitely rape you before last Christmas and pay you off to try and keep it out of the press even though everyone knows about it

  7. One shade of bigot and Hypocrite with porkistani propaganda talking about another which was the origin of the same.

  8. trump & his zombies are brainwashed baca who stood next 2 chump in 2019 brainwashed black & brown in jail HE BRAINWASHED US FBI ONLY CARED AFTER 2 AGENTS GOT BRAINWASHED.

  9. 8:53 She changed her tune when she was arrested for streaming in a public place. She wouldn’t disclose the details, but she is a popular Chinese DIY personality.

  10. What if XI suddenly dies? Or what if the PLA “people’s liberation army” takes over in a coup? We’ve seen this happen in dictatorships before what if this happens in China?

  11. To be fair China for most of their history has been the most centralized state in the world. And it should be mentioned that in the long run China going to out live the West most likely.

  12. I love the “Real Genius” reference following Willie Clinton’s reference about using one’s penis to nail something to the wall! 😂

  13. The content of the show is good but the delivery is horrible… He should tone it down or something, sounds like he is delivering "E" gossip news… And the show actually has some pretty ok journalism.

  14. As a Chinese-American, I am deeply saddened and angry about how Uighur Muslims are being treated in China. The Chinese government has commit horrendous acts towards ethnic Uighurs and I personally find it deplorable. It is also quite pointless of the Chinese government to censor the mistakes that they made in the past. Many people who are over forty in China already know about Tiananmen. I do not agree with how the Chinese government treats their citizens.

  15. There will be a whole generation of Chinese children that won't know Winnie the Pooh was their true leader.

  16. If you want to know more of a conspiracy about China and disappearing Muslims into camps, look into 'Chinese Human Organ Harvesting'. Other countries actually suspect China has killed over 5 million people in secret via harvesting organs, mostly from their war on Falun Gong worshipers (beginning in 99' supposedly to this day), that those countries in suspicion of China's human organ harvesting, have prohibited anyone traveling to China for a transplant.


    China isn't the ONLY country….

  18. Chines people are proud of their countries and their culture and their government. Long live chin. USA check every bodies account in facebook and there social media

  19. There are schools in america that use books too old to have 9/11 in them. This is just a more sophisticated form of censorship.

  20. dude,1984 and 911 are not the same situations… 5 stars on the national flag are not what the party rated themselves, that's not something you can make a joke of. Some of what you said is true and we are annoyed by the government sometimes. But if the gov really want to censor youtube google and ins, we do not have the chance to use VPN……btw, the female teacher been arrested must obey the law…my friends and I discuss the dark side of politics, influencers on Weibo blame gov, but none of us get arrested…also, why should us use google? tho I'm currently studying in AU, but I still use Baidu…

  21. well, if you criticize a small country in the Middle-East with majority non-Muslims or support an anti-apartheid movement, in the US you will be labeled as a horrible human being, loos your job and will by sanctioned the law. US is closing up on China, slowly buy surely.

  22. You dont even touch the uyghur muslim crackdown. You are not muslim, you are hypocrite. You pray once a year during Aidil Fitri but had gut to claim you are muslim.

  23. Now i know why i saw a lot of youths in china with peppa pig tattoos during my visit. I was confused but i see now. It’s an act of rebellion

  24. Talking about government camps, you DO realize that the Japanese "Re-education/Internment" camps was overseen by a DEMOCRATIC president, right? Whats the cousin or brother to Communism? Socialism… Do your research before spreading dissent. What party created the abolitionist movement? The same party that currently governs this country and the same party you are spreading dissent about. This show shouldn't be called the 'Patriot Act' at all…

  25. Hi Hasan. If you saw this comment by any chance, I think it would be great to have an episode about Iran's current situation. Since you already covered Saudi Arabia and China.
    Love your work ♥️👌

  26. Hi Hasan bro
    Can you please make an episode on Bangladesh’s politics?
    I’ve grown up there and I’ve seen lot shits over there and I’m really disappointed.
    Please roast all of them. I would eagerly looking forward for that. Plus you’re an amazing human ♥️

  27. The problem here is that Americans are not aware that US censorship while they know KSA censorship. Regarding China, the Chinese government asked FB = US government how to censor effectively. Similar thing happened when South African government and Israel went to USA to ask how to effectively apartheid the population.

  28. Pieces of history not taught in school, eh? Reminds me of how the U.S. acts about all the bad things it's done during wars, or just to Native Americans.

  29. Funny this is 6 months ago and now YouTube is becoming China slowly, telling folks what they can and can’t say, you don’t follow the dictators rules, they take down you page.

  30. Chinese people don't know about Tiananmen? Evil Chinese government!!!!
    Japanese people don't know about the Rape of Nanking? But my anime tho :3

    Western mentality in a nutshell

  31. China and Los Estados Unidos de Norteamerica are the same. In China you can't talk, the sensorship is strong, they belive in the power of the word. In the US you can rant about what you want, you can go blue in the face and you will get richer and richer but nothing will change. you mister are free to talk because your words are harmless you are just a joker

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