China bans letter ‘N’ online to suppress criticism of Xi Jinping

CHINA’S government has temporarily imposed a ban on the letter “N” being published online after authorities thought that dissident voices were reusing the character to express their dissatisfaction over President Xi Jinping’s decision to amend the Chinese constitution. Xi has proposed changes to the Chinese constitution to remove any limits to the numbers of terms he may serve as the leader – from the present two-term limit. Critics voicing concerns on Weibo and WeChat quickly came up against the country’s censorship algorithms, with the letter N banned alongside terms like “lifelong”, “disagreement”, and “emigrate”. SEE ALSO: ‘We’ll have to give that a shot’: Trump praises Xi as president for life Xi Jinping and Barack Obama were compared to Winnie the Pooh and Tigger during the Chinese President’s 2013 visit to the US. Source: @vinayak_jain/Twitter SEE ALSO: Liu Xiaobo’s death provides terrifying insight into China’s censorship machine In an editorial on Tuesday, China’s state-run Global Times criticised Western critics whose motives were put down to running scared from, “the rise of China and reaching a critical point where some Westerners cannot psychologically bear it any longer.” The op-ed goes on to state, “All Chinese people, whether they work for State-owned institutions or not, whether they support the nation’s path or not, even dissidents, are enjoying development opportunities as well as the might of China, which did not come easily.” CA Yeung, a blogger based in Perth, Australia suggested that “N = infinity”; with Xi Jinping’s latest edicts, infinity is how long many see the Chinese leader’s rule lasting. This article was originally published on our sister website Tech Wire Asia. The post China bans letter ‘N’ online to suppress criticism of Xi Jinping appeared first on Asian Correspondent.... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, China bans letter ‘N’ online to suppress criticism of Xi Jinping, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you China bans letter ‘N’ online to suppress criticism of Xi Jinping





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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Monday, 5 March, 2018



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