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There is 1 comment on What Might a Ban on WeChat Mean for Chinese Students Studying in the United States?

  1. Would love to see the writer address the ways in which WeChat helps the Chinese Government infringe on human rights. With the health pass and the payment option, the CCP knows every move of every single person around the country.

    Censorship on actual chat contents, ban of sensitive phrases such as Tiananmen / June 4th / Hong Kong Protests / 光復香港時代革命 is not a rumor but a verifiable fact. Yes it is sad that these students lost their way to communicate with their loved ones, but the policy itself (and even Trump, whom I’m not big fan of) is hardly to blame. Think of how Uyghurs get arrested for even having WhatsApp on their phones and not WeChat even back in 2015, you would know the reach of WeChat as a tool of mass surveillance is wide and sinister. How many human rights lawyers get followed for typing sensitive words on WeChat? This is not White-washing but CCP-washing of the news. BU you can do better.

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