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  • Writer's pictureXiaodong Fang

The pro-democracy campaign never stops - what you can do with China-bashing under quarantine

As State and local governments across the U.S. and the world have issued some variant of lockdown or "stay-at-home" orders, billions of people are under quarantine due to the deadly Coronavirus. While you are working from home or studying online during this period, there are still trajectories through which you can contribute to our campaign against the Chinese authoritarian regime and help promote democracy in China.

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Defeat China's disinformation campaign on social media


Although Chinese diplomats keep spreading the propaganda and conspiracy that the virus was not originated in China, no doubt that the virus originated in Wuhan, China, and the Chinese authorities are responsible for the global spreading of the Coronavirus. The U.N. Security Council nations are working towards a joint declaration or resolution to single out China as the country of the virus's origin.


Social media is a battleground of China-bashing. Many cases of disinformation being spread by Chinese officials come from the Twitter accounts of Chinese high-profile diplomats, including the Director of the Foreign Ministry Information Department, Chunyin Hua, and the deputy director-general of the Information Department of China’s Foreign Ministry, Lijian Zhao. Earlier this month, Hua shared an article by the Gray Zone, a pro-Russia independent news site, which cast doubt on China’s detention of Uighur Muslims.


Meanwhile, Zhao tweeted a link to an article from conspiracy site Global Research claiming that the novel coronavirus originated in the U.S.



It is the moral duty of Twitter and other social media companies to crack down the coronavirus misinformation that contradicts truth or reliable information about the disease, especially those from the accounts of governmental officials.


Also, I call on conscience people who are social media users to defeat the Chinese government's disinformation campaign and blame the wrongdoings of the Chinese authorities on Twitter and other platforms.


Besides, don't forget to take online actions to promote China's political development, especially during the 2020 presidential campaign period. Check our "Action" page to see how you can help to promote democracy in China.




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