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”–
-[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.
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!
Liberals and conservatives,
they both embraced me 
like I was money from Big Pharma.
Cory Booker just bear hugged me like…
“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.
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.”
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
[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.
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.
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.
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?
And the parents would go, 
“Please don’t do this.”
And that generally works 
because Asian parents can crush dreams.
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?
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. Hey Hassan why dont you talk against american policies or Donald Trump?.i'm sure you'll get screwed like chinese and saudis do.

  2. Am I missing something here?.Did this black muslim idiot implied that following rules is wrong?.Why then have rules and regulations,why the need for law enforcements?.

    And before talking about Tiananmen first read the book Tiananmen "massacre"? The power of word vs silent evidence,or just google it.

  3. The things you said about china that same things doing BANGLADESH but not that much BANGLADESH Government Fully corrupted so Bad if those things people or raise their vice Government took step and hurting by police A Jzeera is block in our country because they spokeout about government.
    Than Next show Must be Facts Happening in Bangladesh

  4. Do everyone justice by making an Israel episode, or is it just that you like bashing KSA? do not tell me you're scared, you got "free speech" after all. what could possibly go wrong?

  5. what is he trying to prove? criticizing saudia is okay but criticizing muslim religious values? by promoting pork or saying if there is a muslim God, he hates pepperoni that's something should not be allowed. comedy is an art that lies on the fringes of being funny or insulting. jokes about any religion is like playing with fire.

  6. I have to disagree with the Chinese censorship bit. I have a friend from Baghdad who moved to China for a few years. He was still on Facebook as well as all the other popular internet sites. He even posted racy short videos and pics of his new Chinese gf.

  7. That's like asking American kids about Gulf of Tonkin Incident, Slavery, Guatemala Experiments, etc…. and yes concentration camps.


  9. China literally takes another country's sht like Korea's kpop and america's movies and make a shittier version while blocking the original

  10. Since i'm in beijing we had to search up the cultural revolution and got no results, also we only have bing and baidu, no google

  11. 最简单的就是局外人随便对一个国家的管理方式指指点点,自己却连政治经验都没有。

  12. I'm always happy to see some relative good news of sorts of activists and anyone fighting against de-humanizing systems getting some progress in their campaigns to better their countries and systems, even if it's through means some people would find odd or ineffective.

    I wish the absolute best to these woman fighting for the rights of all women in China, and I hope for many victories to come for them.

    And I thank you Hasan for this show, it's as awesome as John Oliver Tonight, and other shows similar that showcase the evils in this world and reveal them and their respective opponents who fight those cruelties, it's enlightening and educational, and brings some good hope for everyone with any real conscience.

  13. China has their own version of Netflix, Facebook and everything else that are much better and free going. Only American think you do not have freedom without those propaganda controlled by political entities.

  14. While the USA is certainly not being censored like China, we DO NOT have freedom of speech like many think we do. Do a show on that! And another show on the ramifications of Google and Facebook. Anyway, we do not have 100% freedom of speech.

  15. ….and guess what laws are now in place with the UK, and trying to be implemented in north america, by …… you guessed it……Saudi Arabia government. Comforting is it not?

  16. this is the reason , despite having money and luxury the citizen of these countries come to western countries…. just to experience the freedom.

  17. make a Real Video about the terrorist country who is sponsoring ,protecting , training and sending across the neighboring country and around the world and terrorist elements roaming freely around in the country" pakistan " to get proof talk to their all former PM s

  18. It might be wise to talk about the Turkish Government using German laws to jail critical poets.

  19. the boss went to that ladys parents home because all bosses in China are members of the CCP

  20. Amazing how everyone understands that it's blatant human rights abuse that a teacher loses her job for disagreeing with president Xi – but all over the Western world teachers are losing their jobs for disagreeing with with LGBT ideology. One teacher in China losing her job is evidence of ruthless dictatorship – teachers losing their jobs in the west and learners being suspended form schools is not?

  21. I’ve been living in China for 7 years, I will say, with a simple VPN, I’m watching YouTube, I have Facebook, and all that. However, as a teacher, I am forbidden to talk about the 3 Ts. (Tienniman, Tibet, and Taiwan.)

  22. Hasan,thank you so much for making me aware of what is going on in the world in the most lively and entertaining way💜

  23. Like most coverage of China, this shows does rely on a lot of over simplification that distorts the actual reality in order to push the narrative of a tyrannical state. Take the Xinjiang Autonomous Uyghur Region for instance. First western media won't call it this, because it will confuse western audiences. How can the CCP be both oppressing an ethnic/religious minority and giving them regional autonomy at the same time? The reality is that Xinjiang is predominately governed by Uyghurs and the security forces are mostly Uyghurs. It's an issue of separatism dividing the population between those that are loyal to the CCP and those that want independence from China. It has very little to do with Islam which is practiced by tens of millions across China from various ethnic groups.

  24. of course women are assaulted on trains/subways and buses.. has no one ever seem Asian porn? that is the go to plot

  25. I just came here to dislike this video, after what he said about indian elections, Its hard to believe, if he is really talking facts 🙄

  26. The US does the same thing on a smaller scale, history 1302 has 3 pages about Iraq war with all the war crimes omitted.

  27. And now US has concentration camps at the borders and they look worse than China's…. sad…

  28. My country is slowly being turned into a Chinese Province thanks to our President…

    I hope I can get a good VPN when worst comes to worst.

  29. Li Tingting from the Feminist 5 : "I'm a lesbian. What's wrong? What's up?"


  30. I’m watching this from Saudi Arabia, Only if you talk about India problems as much as Saudi problems, maybe yours will be fixed 😂

  31. Small amount of praise to the Chinese government for actually reforming a little. They're authoritarian but at least they try to be net benevolent rather than embracing corruption and nepotism.

  32. The point is if you want to have Google Youtube Twitter Facebook you can find a way. Just see how many Chinese here 🙂

  33. I hear many in China use VPNs so it's whatever. Though government's trying really hard to stop them.

  34. stop killing ppl in football stadium and then come back to talk…
    F U SAUDI ARABIA…. and never forget one day your oil is finished… what then?

    wow maybe the first time in my life im on the side of "america"^^

  35. American : OMG the government knows everything about you in china ?!
    Edward Snowden : seriously ?

  36. You are doing a great work Hasan. Please make a show for raising the lynchings happening in India on muslim minorties.

  37. As a Chinese I spent some time figuring out what is the banned word related to vegetarians. It was “信女愿一生吃素”, I guess, at least. And yes I’m still confused about why it got banned and what was “roll up sleeves.”

  38. Hi, I'm from Bangladesh, and the part about "Sweatshop" is actually true. Labour laws are actually barely followed in Bangladesh, and to be honest, people are totally bound to work for hours and hours everyday for only minimum wages

  39. Whenever it comes to Saudi Arabia people talks about islam and religion, Saudi Arabia don’t have to do anything with religion 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  40. love this big time brain wash in America! keep doing and believe these and you can totally make America great again.

  41. Wasn’t that the downfall of the downfall of Soviet Russia cause they also thought it They could control their population? Right or wrong I need a refresher

  42. No one cares about censorship even in West it is a norm it happens when u start protecting and companies take the moral stand and a conversation place become a place where u have to protect the minority etc it's no longer a space for free conversation.

  43. I really appreciate him talking about China and the Chinese government controlling the internet. I went to an international school in China where I learn mainly western customs, history, and culture…yet, when I finally arrived to the United States I felt like I knew nothing because of the limited information I was given. In China, there are people who use google and YouTube, but we have to use VPN in order to access it.

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