Chinese "Communist" "Dictatorship" "facts". 中国《共产主义》《独裁统治》的《事实》。Home to the mega-FAQ, news compilation, restaurant and music recommendations. 常见问答集,新闻集和饭店和音乐建议。Heil Xi 卐. 习万岁。
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= China Dictatorship 中国独裁统治
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https://cirosantilli.com/china-dictatorship[cirosantilli.com (canonical 规范链接)] |
https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship[GitHub project] |
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中国镜像 China mirrors:
https://cirosantilli.gitlab.io/china-dictatorship[cirosantilli.gitlab.io],
https://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/gh-pages/blob/index.html[htmlpreview.github.io],
https://www.unpkg.com/china-dictatorship@latest/README.html[www.unpkg.com (tag)],
https://gitlab.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/-/blob/master/README.adoc[gitlab.com],
https://raw.githack.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/gh-pages/index.html[raw.githack.com],
https://cdn.statically.io/gh/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/gh-pages/index.html[cdn.statically.io]
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下载 HTML download:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/gh-pages/index.html[raw.githubusercontent.com],
https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/china-dictatorship@latest/README.html[cdn.jsdelivr (tag)]
Chinese "Communist" <<dictatorship,"Dictatorship">> "facts". 中国《共产主义》<<dictatorship,《独裁统治》>>的《事实》。<<faq,FAQ>>, <<news,news compilation>> and <<restaurants,restaurant>> and <<music,music>> recommendations. <<faq,常见问答集>>,<<news,新闻集>>和<<restaurants,饭店>>和<<music,音乐>>建议。<<xi-abolishes-term-limits-2018-03,Heil Xi 卐>>. <<xi-abolishes-term-limits-2018-03,习万岁>>。
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This README is too large and so https://github.com/isaacs/github/issues/1610[GitHub cuts it up] on https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship[github.com]. You can view it fully at either:
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* https://cirosantilli.com/china-dictatorship[]. Canonical, https://zh.greatfire.org/https/cirosantilli.com[blocked in China since 2020] according to <<greatfire>>. However, China is still the second largest hit location according to Google Analytics, I don't understand
* https://cirosantilli.gitlab.io/china-dictatorship[]. Let's see how good is the <<gfw>> at blocking subdomains.
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or by downloading it locally as shown at: <<mirrors>>.
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**住在中国大陆有真名用户或者用中国邮箱的网友请别给星星,不然你要被警察请喝茶。先注册一个Gmail/Protonmail匿名用户才来,最好也要用VPN/Tor/<<shadowsocks>>. Friends who live in China and have real name on account or who use a Chinese email provider, please don't star this repo, or else the police might pay you a visit some day. First create an anonymous account with Gmail/Protonmail instead, preferably from behind VPN/Tor/<<shadowsocks>>.** 你不是一个人。将来是今天的五毛必须隐藏,而不是你。You are not alone. In the fiture, it is the wumaos who will have to hide, not you. See also: <<what-should-pro-democracy-chinese-living-in-china-do-about-the-dictatorship>>.
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Xi_Jinping_The_Governance_of_China_photo.jpg[height=600]
toc::[]
[[about]]
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== About (关于)
This repo has the following goals:
* allow copy pasting links to answers to questions/comments that have been posted a million times before by <<wumao>>, mostly under: <<faq>>. This was the original goal.
* serve as a censorship bomb to block <<github>> in China: <<keyword-attack>> to destroy the <<gfw>> and <<dictator-needs-gfw,therefore the CCP>>. Or more realistically get added to the <<github-gov-takedowns>> hall of fame.
* be a fun and sometimes silly source of Chinese mostly anti-CCP culture like a better https://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/China[Unencyclopedia] / https://web.archive.org/web/20191209021646/http://encyclopediadramatica.rs/China[Encyclopedia Dramatica] without the stupid stereotype jokes. Just quickly browse the pictures with Ctrl + F "Figure" and have fun.
* serve as a place where people can post interesting related stuff in the issues: https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/issues see also: <<shitpost>>
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* highlight positive about China's culture outside of its shitty government, such as <<the-best-chinese-supermarket-food-products,food>> and <<music>>. This has two goals:
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** teach foreigners (maybe even Chinese people on certain points) about amazing Chinese things that they can consume
** show wumaos that <<ciro-santilli>> is not as clueless about China as they think
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== Copypasta
Here's an image/sentence https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copypasta[copypasta]/summary of key events for the <<keyword-attack>>.
Another advantage of this is that since it comes first in the repo, it ensures that key elements show up on github.com despite file size cutups: https://github.com/isaacs/github/issues/1610[].
Each summary section contains a link to the main section, which contains sources and description of each image.
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Text only:
* <<xi-abolishes-term-limits-2018-03>> (2018包子露宪)
* <<the-709-crackdown>>
* <<panama-papers>> (邓家贵)
* <<low-end-population>>
* <<tibetan-unrest-2008>>
Text and image:
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**六四事件 Tiananmen square protests 1989**
https://cirosantilli.com/china-dictatorship#tiananmen
Music!
* https://youtu.be/-JTWXqUPQ7I[Joan Baez - China]
* https://youtu.be/6OOlXJs4I8k[Philip Morgan - Blood is on the square]
image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Tiananmen_students_sitting.jpg[height=400]
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Tank_Man.jpg[height=400]
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Tiananmen_crushed_dead.jpg[height=600]
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**法轮功 Falun Gong 1999 70M believer religion banned**
https://cirosantilli.com/china-dictatorship#falun-gong
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Falun_Gong_Guangzhou.jpg[height=600]
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Falun_Gong_lady_silenced.jpg[height=600]
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**新疆改造中心 Xinjiang re-education camps 2018**
https://cirosantilli.com/china-dictatorship#xinjiang
image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Xinjiang_prisoners_sitting_identified.jpeg[height=400]
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Xinjiang_prisoners_march.jpg[height=500]
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Uyghur_sale_website.jpg[height=600]
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Xinjiang_camp_in_camp.jpg[height=600]
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**小熊维尼 Winnie the Pooh 2018**
https://cirosantilli.com/china-dictatorship#winnie-the-pooh
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Xi_Pooh_Obama.webp[height=500]
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Xi_Abe_Pooh.webp[height=500]
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Xi_Jinping_heart.jpeg[height=400]
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**郝海东 Hao Haidong Chinese soccer superstar turns against the CCP 2020**
https://cirosantilli.com/china-dictatorship#hao-haidong
image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Hao_Haidong_kick.jpg[height=500]
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**冠状病毒审查 Censorship of the 2019 Corona Virus**
https://cirosantilli.com/china-dictatorship#corona
image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Li_Wenliang_covid.jpg[height=400]
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**基督迫害 Christian persecution 2018**
https://cirosantilli.com/china-dictatorship#christianity
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Church_demolition.jpg[height=400]
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Last_Supper_Mao.jpg[height=400]
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Pope_CCP_deal.jpeg[height=400]
**LGBT权利 The suppression of homosexuality**
https://cirosantilli.com/china-dictatorship#gay-rights
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Tiananmen_lesbian_kiss.jpg[height=500]
image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Addicted_bed.jpg[height=400]
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**996.ICU**
https://cirosantilli.com/china-dictatorship#nine-nine-six-icu
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/996ICU.png[height=400]
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**Gay Putin**
https://cirosantilli.com/china-dictatorship#gay-putin
image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Gay_Putin.jpg[height=400]
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**The poisoning of Alexei Navalny 2020**
https://cirosantilli.com/china-dictatorship#the-poisoning-of-alexei-navalny-2020
image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Navalny_hospital_sitting.jpg[height=400]
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**Vajiralongkorn Hamtaro**
https://cirosantilli.com/china-dictatorship#thai-king-hamtaro
image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Side_by_side_comparison_between_Thai_king_Vajiralongkorn_and_Hamtaro.jpg[height=400]
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image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Thai_king_crop_top.jpg[height=400]
[[mirrors]]
== Mirrors of this page (本网页的镜像)
You can download the webpage locally from GitHub at: https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/archive/gh-pages.zip
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Media such as images are not stored in this repository, but rather at https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship-media to keep the lightweight clone. That downloaded HTML will read images from that repository, e.g. https://raw.githubusercontent.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship-media/master/Xi_Jinping_The_Governance_of_China_photo.jpg[]. But we've learnt after creating that maybe the raw.githubusercontent.com subdomain is censored: <<github-censored-subdomains>>. If anyone can confirm, we will start using another image provider by default.
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Clone locally with Git using GitHub images:
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git clone https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship
cd china-dictatorship
git checkout gh-pages
xdg-open README.html
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Build it yourself:
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bundle install
make
xdg-open README.html
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Build with GitLab served images:
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git clone https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship
cd china-dictatorship
make MEDIA=MEDIA=https://gitlab.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship-media/-/raw/master
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Build with local images:
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git clone https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship
git clone https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship-media
cd china-dictatorship
make MEDIA=../china-dictatorship-media
....
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or build to use GitLab images:
Given <<github-censored-subdomains>>, this might be the only way to view the images from China.
The cool thing about Git is that we can maintain several mirrors on multiple websites very easily:
* https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship Canonical source and rendered output. If ever <<github-gov-takedowns>> we do this: <<strategy-if-this-repo-gets-added-to-github-gov-takedowns>>
* https://gitlab.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship Maybe some day https://gitlab.cn/ ? :-)
** their gitlab.com render is shit for some reason, clicking on the ToC does not jump to headers properly, not sure why, IDs look correct
** one really cool thing about gitlab is that it can serve images from directly gitlab.com e.g. https://gitlab.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship-media/-/raw/master/Xi_Jinping_The_Governance_of_China_photo.jpg unlike GitHub which has the `raw.` subdomain: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship-media/master/Xi_Jinping_The_Governance_of_China_photo.jpg This makes it impossible to block the GitLab images without blocking all of gitlab.com, until GitLab starts a <<github-gov-takedowns,gov-takedowns>> of their own.
** https://cirosantilli.gitlab.io/china-dictatorship GitLab Pages. Works fine. Let's see if they can block subdomains: https://zh.greatfire.org/https/cirosantilli.gitlab.io/china-dictatorship
* https://gitee.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship on <<gitee>>, blocked after 12 hours: <<gitee-censorship>>
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* https://bitbucket.org/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship
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* https://git.kiwifarms.net/CrunkLord420/china-dictatorship auto-pull Gitea mirror on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiwi_Farms[Kiwi Farms] (a <<politically-incorrect,politically incorrect>> social network website)
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* https://gitlab.binets.fr/ciro.duran-santilli/china-dictatorship
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GitHub Pages: https://cirosantilli.com/china-dictatorship trade-offs with https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship[]:
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* pros
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** cut up to 512KB of source, and therefor unacceptable as the only source: https://github.com/isaacs/github/issues/1610[]
** https://help.github.com/en/github/authenticating-to-github/about-anonymized-image-urls[GitHub's camo] keeps hiccuping and not showing images
** and YouTube videos show inline there
* cons
** domain will eventually get blocked in China. <<greatfire>> https://zh.greatfire.org/https/cirosantilli.com shows that in 2020-01-19 the domain was unblocked, but on the next text at 2020-05-23 it was "contractictory".
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** Camo bypasses the need for VPN, since most images are served from <<wayback-machine>> which is <<censorship,blocked in China>>.
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It is really interesting to see how many people star the GitHub repository, and then a few minutes later they think about how they might get put in jail, and then unstar it. Talk about <<chilling-effect>>! But yes, for the love of God, please stay safe: <<what-should-pro-democracy-chinese-living-in-china-do-about-the-dictatorship>>.
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GitHub Pages was first enabled in 2020-03-22 at https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/commit/0b362a83fb5dd55f67b9d351551d0c18e7f3229a[].
The perfect solution might be to download all images and upload them to https://github.com/cirosantilli/media since GitHub content does not go through Camo, we have to see if such images don't fail to load as often.
A few NPM/Git CDNs can also be used to bypass subdomain blocks, and some actually render HTML with the correct content type. Lists of such CDNs:
* https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8446218/how-to-see-an-html-page-on-github-as-a-normal-rendered-html-page-to-see-preview
* https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6551446/can-i-run-html-files-directly-from-github-instead-of-just-viewing-their-source
Some we've found, with HTML content type:
* https://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/gh-pages/blob/index.html[]: https://zh.greatfire.org/https/htmlpreview.github.io%3Fhttps%3A//github_com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/gh-pages/blob/index_html%3D
* https://www.unpkg.com/china-dictatorship@latest/README.html[]: https://zh.greatfire.org/https/www.unpkg.com/china-dictatorship%40latest/README.html
* Blocked when last checked:
** https://raw.githack.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/gh-pages/index.html[]: https://zh.greatfire.org/https/raw.githack.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/gh-pages/index.html blocked since 2021-05-20
** https://cdn.statically.io/gh/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/gh-pages/index.html[]: https://zh.greatfire.org/https/cdn.statically.io/gh/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/gh-pages/index.html blocked since 2021-05-20
Without HTML content type:
* https://raw.githubusercontent.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/gh-pages/index.html[]: https://zh.greatfire.org/https/raw.githubusercontent.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/gh-pages/index.html
* https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/china-dictatorship@latest/README.html[]: https://zh.greatfire.org/https/cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/china-dictatorship%40latest/README.html
=== Software package mirrors
We also have a NPM Node.js package https://www.npmjs.com/package/china-dictatorship[]. After https://askubuntu.com/questions/594656/how-to-install-the-latest-versions-of-nodejs-and-npm/971612#971612[installing NPM], you can be use it as:
....
npm i -g china-dictatorship
china-dictatorship > README.html
....
This forces China to also block/curate package managers to block this repo. The package is already available in the following NPM Chinese mirrors, both which were blocked at some point:
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* Taobao: https://registry.npm.taobao.org/china-dictatorship (https://web.archive.org/web/20200406081433/http://registry.npm.taobao.org/china-dictatorship[archive]).
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Noticed down as of 2021-02-23, replaced by a dummy package admined by fengmk2@gmail.com presumably https://github.com/fengmk2 and https://fengmk2.com/ and https://twitter.com/fengmk2 He is a large NPM contributor, and likely `cnpm` too. TODO is he pro or against <<censorship>> based on online comments?
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In order to overcome this, includers
* Aliyun from <<alibaba>>: https://developer.aliyun.com/mirror/npm/package/china-dictatorship (https://web.archive.org/web/20210211123658/https://developer.aliyun.com/mirror/npm/package/china-dictatorship[archive]).
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Taken down as 404 likely around 2021-02-22 after come incoming links from https://developer.aliyun.com[] to https://cirosantilli.com/china-dictatorship?spm=a2c6h.14275010.0.0.60be9dc4vwIZTP[] and `?spm=.14275010.0.0.60be9dc4PsRmA`.
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There is actually a `cnpm` tool to install from Chinese mirrors: https://github.com/cnpm/cnpm[].
We also managed to upload a Python PyPi package at: https://pypi.org/project/china-dictatorship/ Is as:
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python3 -m pip install --user --upgrade china-dictatorship
china-dictatorship.py > README.html
....
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Like NPM, this will also have Chinese mirrors that will need to be censored by their admins ovrview https://titanwolf.org/Network/Articles/Article?AID=25a20c20-c97b-4bfe-af67-760861343658 :
* http://pypi.douban.com/simple/china-dictatorship/ vs http://pypi.douban.com/simple/numpy both up March 2021
* http://mirrors.aliyun.com/pypi/simple/china-dictatorship/ vs http://mirrors.aliyun.com/pypi/simple/numpy both down March 2021 but in a different way, so maybe it was censored already
* http://pypi.mirrors.opencas.cn/simple/china-dictatorship vs http://pypi.mirrors.opencas.cn/simple/numpy both down March 2021
* http://pypi.v2ex.com/simple/china-dictatorship vs http://pypi.v2ex.com/simple/numpy both down March 2021
* https://pypi.mirrors.ustc.edu.cn/simple/china-dictatorship vs https://pypi.mirrors.ustc.edu.cn/simple/numpy both up March 2021
* reference: https://pypi.org/simple/china-dictatorship/ vs https://pypi.org/simple/numpy/
We later found on Google by chance that libraries.io picked it up and rendered the README.adoc nicely as well: https://libraries.io/pypi/china-dictatorship (https://web.archive.org/web/20200318043050/https://libraries.io/pypi/china-dictatorship[archive]). This is why packaging is a good idea.
A programmatic interface is also exposed on those packages, making it easy to quickly add a `--china` option to your project, e.g. from Python:
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....
import china_dictatorship
assert "Tiananmen Square protests" in china_dictatorship.get_data()
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print(china_dictatorship.get_data())
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or from Node.js:
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const china_dictatorship = require('china-dictatorship');
if (!china_dictatorship.get_data().includes("Tiannmen Square protests")) throw 0;
console.log(china_dictatorship.get_data());
....
You have to do the assert after the imports because otherwise Chinese mirrors could replace the real package with dummy packages to not break imports, as was already done once at https://registry.npm.taobao.org/china-dictatorship[].
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This outputs the rendered HTML, which end users should the pipe into a file:
....
./your-program --china > README.html
xdg-open README.html
....
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Concrete examples:
* https://cirosantilli.com/cirodown/china
* https://github.com/cirosantilli/linux-kernel-module-cheat/commit/082166a360c56990662c715196229016d8806ab3
* https://github.com/cirosantilli/vcdvcd#vcdcat-china[]. Sample Chinese fork removing the most important functionality: https://github.com/ZihaoZhao/vcdvcd
These also offer great plausible deniability: a citizen in China could always argue that they were just interested in the software itself, and had no choice but to download it.
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TODO: create an Ubuntu PPA and Ruby gem as well.
Another source of China-specific mirroring are GitHub proxies, https://linuxpip.org/github-in-china/ contains an overview:
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* https://hub.fastgit.org/ this appears to auto-redirect to GitHub from non-Chinese IPs, but presumably shows the pages for Chinese IPs, e.g. we had hits from http://hub.fastgit.org/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship[] in 2021-03-25. This happened soon after SEO optimizations mentioned at: <<zhao-heming>> and might be related.
* https://github.com.cnpmjs.org/ as of March 2021, it often reaches an apparently random "Whoa there! You have triggered an abuse detection mechanism.". But other time it succeeds, e.g. some of the times: https://github.com.cnpmjs.org/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship is visible.
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* https://a1.mk-proxy.ml/-----https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship generated from http://toolwa.com/github/
* https://github.com/521xueweihan/GitHub520
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* https://github.independentlyreview.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship described at https://independentlyreview.com/link as using https://workers.cloudflare.com/[Cloudflare workers]
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Create tags,and update all mirrors in one go with: link:push-mirrors[]:
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./push-mirrors
....
In particular, that script calls link:push[]:
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....
./push
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....
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which is more lightweight and pushes just to GitHub and GitLab Pages, so we are going to be using that more often to avoid overloading package managers too much.
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`./push` is used to publish every commit.
There is no need to update package versions or add git tags, all of that gets done automatically by the script!
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[[github-repositories-with-censored-information]]
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== GitHub repositories with censored information (政治敏感的GitHub库)
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For lists of censored information outside of GitHub see: <<lists-of-material-censored-in-china>>.
For content outside of GitHub: <<lists-of-material-censored-in-china>>.
Mentioned in other sections:
* <<gov-takedowns-china>>
* <<nine-nine-six-icu>>
* <<nCovMemory>>
* <<bandinchina-github-repository>>
* https://github.com/jasonqng/chinese-keywords mentioned at <<where-can-i-find-good-words-for-a-keyword-attack>>
* https://github.com/programthink/zhao from <<programthink>>
* <<censorship-monitoring-tools-on-github>>
* <<huawei>>:
** https://github.com/evil-huawei/evil-huawei
** https://github.com/HuaweiJoke/Huawei-Joke
* https://github.com/fuck-xuexiqiangguo/Fuck-XueXiQiangGuo from <<fuck-xuexiqiangguo>>
* from <<metoo>>
** https://github.com/sikaozhe1997/Xin-Yue/blob/master/letter.md
** https://github.com/CNwoman-bot/evil-man
* https://github.com/fuckcqcs/fuckcqcs at <<changsheng-bio-technology-vaccine-data-falsification-incident-2018>>
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* <<xi-jinping-speech-synthesizer>>
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Not mentioned in other sections:
* taibangle (太棒了)
** https://github.com/taibangle/awesome-china
** https://github.com/taibangle/lennon-wall
* https://github.com/Project-Gutenberg/Pincong see also <<pincong>>
* https://speechfree.github.io/cultural-revolution-database/ 中国文化大革命文库 The Chinese Cultural Revolution Database
* https://github.com/Luterngun/Record_of_Survival_in_Digital_Totalitarian_Era[] small docuement that goes over <<censorship-circumvention>> and opsec. There was a PDF on GitHub but got removed from master (still in Git history), now links to external websites only. Newbs.
* https://github.com/nodebe4 personal account with anti-CCP projects
** https://twitter.com/tansunit claims name 陳純一, "Previous: NGO worker, educator, social activist. Present: Master student @Univ_Paris"
** https://github.com/NodeBE4/hero 自由人的英雄榜 "List of fredom heroes"
** https://github.com/NodeBE4/impact good list of Chinese political projects on GitHub
* https://github.com/woct0rdho/pkuholebackup/ appears to contain a list of posts of anonymized (Alice/Bob/Carol/Dave/...) deleted posts from some Peking University (PKU) chat system. The posts are from 2013 to 2019. TODO how could they obtain that list? Who delete the posts in the first place? Authors or authority?
* https://github.com/ejiaogl/FuckCoolapk TODO understand better: in 2016 this company started blocking political commentary from their app, and people didn't like it seems. But there were so many complaints, that people manipulated things such that they ended up banning accounts that hadn't posted anything. What does that GitHub project do?
** https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/酷安[酷安] is the company name: https://www.coolapk.com/
** https://github.com/ejiaogl/FuckCoolapk/wiki/Background-information "316"事件 (316 event)
** https://www.zhihu.com/question/20658510
1 year ago
* https://github.com/xi-yu-yan-kai-fa/Xi-Yuyan/tree/f8364a8b8f1d783e4fa32de548bec46069407c1b 习语言 esoteric programming language that mimics <<xi-jinping>> jargon natural language. Appears to be specification only, no implementation provided.
1 year ago
** on <<gov-takedowns-china>>: https://github.com/github/gov-takedowns/blob/master/China/2021/2021-01-29-BNIA.md
1 year ago
Interesting users:
* https://github.com/gfw-breaker
** appears to give a lot of focus to <<falun-gong>>, e.g.:
*** https://github.com/gfw-breaker/truth Falun Gong information repository
*** https://github.com/gfw-breaker/banned-news1 automatic scraper of news from banned websites into the repository, with top sites being <<falun-gong-media>>
** present in <<gov-takedowns-china>>
* https://github.com/bannedbook
** https://github.com/bannedbook/fanqiang is the main repository about <<censorship-circumvention>>, TODO what it contains exactly? Code, or just documentation of existing methods?
* https://github.com/breakwa11 likely previous ShadowsocksR dev: <<censorship-circumvention>>, 10k+ followers 2020, but no repos, so forced takedown.
Non-information but also interesting:
* https://github.com/lurongkai/anti-baidu
TODO evaluate:
* https://github.com/sky8964/home
Reasonable topics:
* https://github.com/topics/censorship
[[terminus2049]]
=== Terminus2049 (端点星计划)
* https://github.com/Terminus2049/Terminus2049.github.io
* https://terminus2049.github.io/
* https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/端点星事件
* https://2049bbs.xyz/
* previous project name: https://github.com/Info-cn/Terminus
Jekyll GitHub Pages repository that saves full text copies of censored articles:
____
本仓库存放被删文章
This repository stores deleted articles.
____
Also accompanies a dynamic forum https://2049bbs.xyz/ which appears to be where content for the static pages gets discussed and brought up. But it possible that the website has been compromised and is leaking identity of users. At some point, https://2049bbs.xyz went down. Live https://web.archive.org/web/20200719151022/https://2049bbs.xyz/ dead: https://archive.vn/JFqCJ
The "Terminus" in the repo name seems to be a reference to Isaac Asimov's fictional https://asimov.fandom.com/wiki/Terminus[Terminus planet] which is called https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/端点星[端点星] in Chinese, but it is not clear where the 2049 comes from in that context. Forgetting the Chinese name, Terminus2049 could be a reference to the fictional https://bladerunner.fandom.com/wiki/World_War_Terminus["World War Terminus"] from the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_Runner_2049[Blade Runner 2049 (2019)] movie, which also explains the 2049.
First commint on 2018-04-27, GitHub pages domain blocked in China at least since 2019-03 according to <<greatfire>>: https://zh.greatfire.org/search/all/https%3A//terminus2049.github.io but not in <<github-gov-takedowns>> as of 2020-04.
The full post list can be seen most conveniently at: https://github.com/Terminus2049/Terminus2049.github.io/tree/master/_posts The number of articles is insane, usually several every day.
Most articles appear to be taken from recent news at the time of writting, although there are a few from before the repo started. As of 2020-04, the oldest article was from 2016 <<metoo>> events reported by Yue Xin, some other topics include:
* <<gay-rights>> https://github.com/Terminus2049/Terminus2049.github.io/blob/master/_posts/2018-04-14-LGBTRights-advocacy-china.md
* <<nine-nine-six-icu>> https://github.com/Terminus2049/Terminus2049.github.io/blob/master/_posts/2019-04-04-996-ICU.md
* <<lebron-james-opposes-hong-kong-anti-extradition-bill-protests-2019>> https://github.com/Terminus2049/Terminus2049.github.io/blob/master/_posts/2019-10-11-NBA.md
They use Jekyll tags a lot, which makes for a good grouping of the topics.
In 2020-04-25, it was reported that three Beijing-based contributors were arrested during <<covid>>:
1 year ago
* https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3081569/chinese-activists-detained-after-sharing-censored-coronavirus
* https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/7-04252020144555.html Chinese article, gives the Chinese names, and some background on the arrested people
* https://qz.com/1846277/china-arrests-users-behind-github-coronavirus-memories-page/
People:
* Chen Mei (陈玫)
** https://www.linkedin.com/in/玫-陈-1607b735/ a LinkedIn account with matching photo and name
** chanmei007@gmail.com
** https://github.com/cmmei[], down 2020-12, live archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20200101232039/https://github.com/cmmei[]. Includes https://web.archive.org/web/20180611153507/https://github.com/cmmei/Banned-zh
* Cai Wei (蔡伟)
** https://github.com/thphd/2047 mentioned below reveals and email caiw15@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn and profiles/further aliases:
*** https://github.com/Tsai1993
*** https://tsai1993.github.io
*** https://mastodon.xyz/@ciao
*** tsai1993@qq.com
*** Tsai2049@gmail.com
* Xiao Tang (小唐), who is also Cai Wei's girlfriend
In 2020-06-12 their families received calls saying that they had been charged with <<picking-quarrels>>:
* https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3089002/coronavirus-chinese-activists-held-posting-censored-articles
* https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/10-06122020154234.html
Ciro's petition to free them: https://github.com/cirosantilli/chen-mei-cai-wei-ziyou
How their identities were found:
* https://github.com/Terminus2049/Terminus2049.github.io/issues/598 offers a good analysis
* https://pincong.rocks/question/24370
* https://gist.github.com/chinatimeline/5386a4f9d82483aa5346b17d8d324877 comments by <<chinatimeline>> and gives further opsec guidelines
Terrible opsec... they used real name GitHub emails on early commits, including the institutional university address, before they started better opsec under https://github.com/TerminusBot / terminus2049@protonmail.com
https://github.com/thphd/2047 is a project to restore terminus, live at https://2047.name[] Ciro mention at: https://2047.name/e/76182458[] by https://2047.name/u/5155 which is similar to a <<mohu>> mention, so they seem to share the database? Who knows what's the relation between all those <<pincong>> lookalikes. TODO that website shows an <<icp-license>>? Very confusingly also mirrored at https://pincong.org e.g. https://pincong.org/t/10219[]/https://2047.name/t/10219[], which is very similar to <<pincong>>'s address. Related account: https://github.com/PincongBot
https://2047.name[] has a links section at: https://2047.name/links shown on the sideboard, containg links of interest. Some all not are very China specific.
https://2047.name/register registration requires an invitation code.
https://github.com/2049bbs/2049bbs.github.io[] / https://2049bbs.github.io/[] maintains another archive up to 2019-03-03.
1 year ago
.Side-by-side photos of Chen Mei (陈玫) and Cai Wei (蔡伟) from <<terminus2049>>. https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/7-04252020144555.html[Source].
1 year ago
image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Chenmei_Caowei.jpg[height=400]
1 year ago
[[chinatimeline]]
=== chinatimeline (中国时间线)
https://github.com/chinatimeline/chinatimeline.github.io
Explores several sensitive topics through interesting timelines with many pictures, for example:
* <<tiananmen>>: https://chinatimeline.github.io/tiananmen/
* <<covid>>: https://chinatimeline.github.io/wuhan-coronavirus/
1 year ago
* religious persecution, including <<falun-gong>>: https://chinatimeline.github.io/religion_tl1/
Some minor relationships with <<terminus2049>>:
* https://github.com/chinatimeline/chinatimeline.github.io/issues/3
* https://gist.github.com/chinatimeline/5386a4f9d82483aa5346b17d8d324877
=== duty-machine
The anonymous user https://github.com/duty-machine has some automation setup such that anyone can request certain webpages to be copied on to GitHub anonymously through a separate website, notably:
* https://github.com/duty-machine/duty-machine[]: big Chinese social media, e.g. <<weibo>>, <<zhihu>>, Douban. Articles stored in issues. Archive requests: https://archives.duty-machine.now.sh/
1 year ago
* https://github.com/duty-machine/news[]: big Western news websites like Reuters, BBC, etc. Articles stored in-tree.
The project claims to have been inspired by <<terminus2049>>, but hopefully they will have better operational security.
Unfortunately, it was found that the project could be used by malicious users to at mention spam GitHub users: https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/issues/192[], let's see if they patch it.
[[zhao-heming]]
=== Zhao Heming (召赫名)
A few accounts were created by this pseudonym, e.g.:
* https://github.com/zaohmeing/21-[]: https://github.com/zaohmeing/21-/blob/master/.gitignore
* https://github.com/zhaohmng/-21-[]: https://github.com/zhaohmng/-21-/blob/master/%231a.txt The repository was deleted as of March 2021, TODO why?
** Ciro's fork: https://github.com/cirosantilli/-21-
** archive from December 2020: https://web.archive.org/web/20201225094655/https://github.com/zhaohmng/-21-
Much more sanely encoded/formatted/rendered versions can be found at:
* https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/blob/master/21century.md[]. Copied from https://matters.news/@halanh/网传70岁赫连禾用大半生研究构建-21世纪新政-引发专家们高度关注-bafyreihnbf6jyzvwyybwl5hym2nikj5zrpwxli6nphzylvdq6btsbydn3y
* https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/blob/master/wang-huning-three-dynasties.adoc[]. Copied from: https://matters.news/@halanh/三朝罪恶元凶王沪宁-bafyreifrjf5ce45fqpif4nms4x72mlrbyijs7bffqi7f7sng47fuelkhmm
Both Zhao Heming repos contain reproductions of two manifestos are pasted together on a single file, and somewhat broken encoding.
Ciro noticed that thoe repos attracted an incredible ammount of <<wumao>> on the comments, despite having very simple copy pasted content, it was very impressive!!! Ciro was jealous, and added some anti-wumao comments in. On commits:
* https://github.com/zhaohmng/-21-/commit/0cc2b2a546ad51fb360ba800c67b057ea3270869#commitcomment-47495235
* https://github.com/zaohmeing/21-/commit/42de05338193f39981b1a820873a990c959fd6ec#commitcomment-47392119
https://github.com/zhaohmng/-21-/issues/416#issuecomment-784939665 "为什么这个屎一样的东西会出现在我个人主页左侧的repositories中,那里不是应该只有自己的项目才会出现吗?有办法屏蔽它吗?还是github故意的?" explains why so many people come comment in the repository: it is because it appears on the "Explore repositories" repository suggestions which show on the side bar of your GitHub homepage, and on searches. This was also mentioned at: https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/issues/201 originally titled " 一搜索中文就跑出这屌鬼玩意,爱玩政治去竞选总统啊,笨,死扑街". Ciro feels that that Chinese people might use GitHub search much more than Western people because their search engines are shit due to <<censorship>>, <<censorship-makes-countries-poorer>> comes vibrantly to mind.
1 year ago
1 year ago
After further inspection, taught understood that repository descriptions given to GitHub can be really huge for SEO: they had pasted the entire 21st century text there.
So Ciro attempted the same approach, and pasted all of link:21century.md[], link:wang-huning-three-dynasties.adoc[] and link:fifth-modernization.md[] in there on 2021-03-23, and the effect was dramatic: an immediate 4x more views on the following day according to https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/graphs/traffic[] (40 unique visitors to 100 on a Wednesday), and a few wumao comments. And a wumao soon confirmed that it was working directly: https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/issues/201[].
Ciro believes that this is due to two reasons:
* there aren't so many good Chinese repositories to compete with
* perhaps more importantly, Chinese language does not have spaces, which makes implementing search for it more difficult, because if you hit all the characters, even if they are not part of the search words, it also gets counted as a hit
This can be automated with: link:description.sh[].
1 year ago
Further optimizations:
* https://github.com/kon9chunkit/GitHub-Chinese-Top-Charts Some processing to increase density creates a BOMB:
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....
#!/usr/bin/env bash
1 year ago
printf '美团点评各业务线提供'
printf '知识库团队共享'
printf '阿里云高精Excel识别'
printf '德讯 ·吉特胡布'
printf '薄熙来'
1 year ago
printf '黑科技'
printf '习近平讲话模拟器'
1 year ago
printf '习近平音源'
1 year ago
printf '黑马程序员MySQL数据库'
printf '玉米杂草数据集'
1 year ago
printf '销售系统开发'
printf '疫情期间网民情绪识别比赛'
printf 996icu
printf '996 icu'
1 year ago
printf 学习强国
printf 预测结果导出
printf 赖伟林
printf 刺杀小说家
printf 购物商场
printf 英语词汇量小程序
printf 联级选择器
printf Bitcoin
printf 区块链
cat README.md |
grep -P '^\|\d' |
cut -d\| -f4 |
perl -CSDA -pe 'use utf8;s/:[a-zA-Z0-9]+/ /g' |
perl -CSDA -pe 'use utf8;s/[、,,—【】。;()!->|:《》「… ̄ノ·‘’!@#$%^&*()_\+\-=\/\\;:[\]{}.,`~'"'"'" \x{200D}\x{10000}-\x{1FFFF}\x{2B00}-\x{2BFF}\x{25A0}-\x{25FF}\x{2600}-\x{26FF}\x{2700}-\x{27BF}\x{1F300}-\x{1F5FF}]+/ /g' |
perl -CSDA -pe 'use utf8;s/https? +//i' |
perl -CSDA -pe 'use utf8;s/[a-zA-Z0-9 ]{32,}//g' |
tr -d '\n' |
head -c 64000
....
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Ciro started using that one instead to see if it was going to be more effective on 2021-03-28. First it hit a peak of 168 visitors on Monday 2021-03-29, and then fell back to 90 and 81 on the following days, so similar to the previous Chinese political input. It is very hard to understand why the first day was so different.
* https://github.com/trending?since=monthly&spoken_language_code=zh trending Chinese repositories
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A large part of those projects falls in the following categories:
+
** interview preparation. Competition is of course cutthroat with such a large population.
** collections of interesting things Chinese like repositories or blog posts
Furthermore, Ciro later noticed that under GitHub's settings, there is a "Preferred spoken language" box described as "We'll use this language preference to filter the trending repository lists on Explore and our Trending Repositories page." Therefore, the secret to get lots of hits is to add Chinese programming keywords to the repository description string.
New issues:
* https://github.com/zhaohmng/-21-/issues/533 "Thank you for this great repository. Human rights and freedom of speech are more important than money. github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship"
* https://github.com/zaohmeing/21-/issues/138 "Why put the censored content in the .gitignore?"
On top commented/liked issues:
* https://github.com/zhaohmng/-21-/issues/190#issuecomment-784921038
* https://github.com/zhaohmng/-21-/issues/224#issuecomment-784901942
* https://github.com/zhaohmng/-21-/issues/319#issuecomment-784903480
* https://github.com/zhaohmng/-21-/issues/325#issuecomment-784922882 "看你发的“美中”而不是“中美”我就知道你TM是轮子" claims they are <<falun-gong>>
* https://github.com/zhaohmng/-21-/issues/346#issuecomment-784936138 "那么问题来了,为什么美国及西方和越南共产党亲近呢?" the US allies with Vietnam Communists for geopolitical reasons only, not because it has any ideology
The first is "21世纪新政宣言" (New System Declaration for the 21st Century).
It proposes a peaceful reunification of China with <<taiwan>> under their specified political system described in 12 paragraphs. This system is a reformed type of Western democracy, which the manifesto also criticize downsides of.
The manifesto is dated drafted 2019.8.6, and several versions have different update dates and revision numbers, e.g. our copy is dated 7th edition of 2020.6.19. TODO what is canonical?
The manifesto provides an email "wanghunn@gmx.com" for those who signed it to send the signed version to, and describes the author as male 70 years old Chinese person.
TODO what does: "起草人:赫连禾" mean?
The second is "三朝罪恶元凶王沪宁" (The Culprit of Three Dynasties Wang Huning).
The title presumably refers to:
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Huning
* https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/王沪宁
Wikipedia mentions:
____
Wang is believed to have been one of the principal architects behind the official political ideologies of three paramount leaders: "Three Represents" by Jiang Zemin, the Scientific Development Concept by Hu Jintao, and the <<chinese-dream,Chinese Dream>> and <<xi-jinping-thought>> of Xi Jinping.
____
so it must be about him.
The manifesto is divided into 23 numbered headers which appear to be independently published texts later collected. It is signed by 郝雪森 (Hao Xuesen) 2016-09-10. One of the sections gives the email: haoxuesen@gmx.com[].
=== Bot + issue mention attack
In March 2021, this repo had a traffic search spike for: "Search · 联级选择器"
This term refers to https://ant.design/components/cascader-cn/ which seems to be a CSS live selector
The related project: https://github.com/ant-design/ant-design-pro
Someone actually used wumao techniques mentioned at:
* https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/issues/191
* https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/issues/192
to attack that repo:
* https://github.com/ant-design/ant-design-pro/issues/8133 https://archive.ph/xp8ls
* https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/issues/196 https://archive.ph/etYSf
TODO which exact GitHub action did they rely on? That repo currently has a https://github.com/ant-design/ant-design-pro/actions/workflows/issue-open-check.yml Issue Open Check GitHub action sample run: https://github.com/ant-design/ant-design-pro/runs/2209272410?check_suite_focus=true we see the similarity issue analysis thing, but how could that have worked more precisely to link across repos? Asked at: https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/issues/203
3 years ago
[[faq]]
== FAQ (常见问答集)
[[why-keyword-attack]]
=== Why attack websites with censored keywords? 用审查词攻击网站有什么用呢?
2 years ago
The attack: <<keyword-attack>>.
To <<effective,destroy the firewall>>.
3 years ago
This would then end <<censorship>>.
2 years ago
And then <<dictator-needs-gfw,Ciro believes>> that this would also <<why-end-dictatorship,end the dictatorship>>.
The keyword attacks increase the cost of censorship.
If commies censor things, they will get worse IT technology, and thus become <<richer,less rich>> and militarily powerful.
Since all they care about, like any other politicians, is power, the only way to make them stop censorship is to make the cost of censorship higher than not censoring.
Without the threat that China will be less technologically, and therefore militarily advanced, there is no incentive for the CCP to destroy the firewall.
The goal is to put them in a position where they have to choose between either:
* having military power
* remaining a <<dictatorship,dictatorship>>
2 years ago
but not both, since having both means that they will <<war,start WW3 and destroy humanity>>.
1 year ago
And if they decide to destroy the dictatorship, Ciro wants to help China become <<does-ciro-santilli-hate-china,the most awesome country on Earth>>.
Closely related/identical ideas are <<cute-cat-theory-of-digital-activism>> and <<collateral-freedom>>.
Related attack: <<photobombing-like-attacks>>.
2 years ago
[[harm-programmers]]
==== Does Ciro Santilli want to harm the Chinese programmers? 三西猴想要伤害中国程序员吗?
No.
1 year ago
This is not a <<ciro-santilli-mother-in-law-jail,revenge>> of any kind.
1 year ago
Ciro knows that he is harming you in the short term, and he doesn't like that.
1 year ago
But he believes that this harm is a necessary means to reach his real goal, which is to destroy the <<gfw,firewall>>, and the <<dictatorship,dictatorship>>.
Don't you think it is worth a try? Destroying the firewall, would <<why-end-dictatorship,enormously benefit>> not only Chinese programmers, but every single other Chinese person too.
2 years ago
Once the firewall is destroyed, which <<dictator-needs-gfw,may destroy the dictatorship>>, he want China to develop the best science and technology in the world, and <<would-ciro-santilli-like-to-live-in-china>>.
2 years ago
And by the way, with his https://github.com/cirosantilli[extensive contributions to open source software], Ciro is already helping China, and all underdeveloped countries, to become stronger. His hope is that if poor countries become richer and better educated, that they will be less likely to be influenced by the CCP's money, and therefore are more likely to be allies of democracy.
See also: <<disturbs>>.
[[harm-people]]
===== Does Ciro Santilli want to make the Chinese people people look bad?
No, the opposite.
Ciro only wants their <<dictatorship,dictatorial government>> to look bad to destroy it, and help China become <<does-ciro-santilli-hate-china,the most awesome country on Earth>>.
Even the Chinese that are against their own Government <<what-should-pro-democracy-chinese-living-in-china-do-about-the-dictatorship,cannot do much about it openly>>, so it is not their fault.
And even those <<i-like-my-dictatorship,who supported their dictatorship>> must be respected, whoever <<stupid,stupid>> and <<brainwashed-by-usa,brainwashed>> you might think they are, <<democracy-is-a-religion,since it is impossible to prove who is right or wrong in politics>>.
See also: <<about>>.
2 years ago
[[stupid]]
==== Does Ciro Santilli think that the Chinese are stupid or brainwashed? 三西猴觉得中国人是啥子或被洗脑吗?
Obviously not, if you even thought about this, it is likely because of: <<evil-west>>.
Don't you see that this is just pure and simple politics? And likely ineffective one at that: <<effective>>.
2 years ago
* everyone is brainwashed by their environment: <<brainwashed-by-usa,brainwashed>>
* it is impossible to prove who is right or wrong in politics: <<democracy-is-a-religion>>
* not even the CCP is evil: <<ccp-evil>>
Related:
* <<young-pioneers-of-china>>
* <<little-pink-american-dream-vs-chinese-dream,Little pink explains the difference between the American dream and the Chinese dream>>
[[keyword-attack]]
2 years ago
==== Screen name keyword attack
1 year ago
A keyword consists of adding censored words to your username: https://stackoverflow.com/users/895245
This only works on websites that show usernames everywhere.
This then leads to your username appearing on thousands of pages, depending on how much you contribute to the website.
It is also possible to do it with images, although this is less effective in taking down websites since images are harder for the firewall to track automatically. But:
* they are more memorable than words
* they also work on websites like GitHub where your real name does not show on most pages, only slug
so maybe the most effective approach is to use both keywords and images to get the best of both worlds ;-)
1 year ago
This type of attack is essentially an <<embargo>>, and it is especially effective in websites that contain valuable technical content, such as <<stack-overflow>> and <<github>>.
See also: <<photobombing-like-attacks>>.
2 years ago
Some people say https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/284671/dont-st-where-you-eat[don't shift where you eat]. Ciro says: bring a shitbucket to the canteen, and start a shitfight.
.<<chrysanthemium-xi-jinping>> has been used by Ciro Santilli as a profile picture censored image attack
image::{china-dictatorship-media-base}/Chrysanthemum_Xi_Jinping_with_black_red_liusi_added_by_Ciro_Santilli.jpg[height=400]
2 years ago
[[cute-cat-theory-of-digital-activism]]
2 years ago
==== Cute cat theory of digital activism (可爱猫理论)
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cute_cat_theory_of_digital_activism
* https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/可愛貓理論
Someone told <<ciro-santilli>> a while after he had started doing his <<keyword-attack>> on <<stack-overflow>>, he didn't know about it before, but it is basically what he was doing.
You can never invent anything new anymore nowadays!
This is especially relevant to <<github>>! And GitHub's mascot is also a cat ;-) Some mentions of this:
* 2020-09-09 https://www.wired.com/story/china-github-free-speech-covid-information/
* 2020-09-09 https://www.xataka.com/servicios/github-inesperado-ultimo-reducto-libertad-expresion-gran-firewall-que-pone-jaque-intereses-china
Related:
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_activism
===== Bitcoin blockchain
Blockchain technologies, such as Bitcoin, provide essentially uncensorable (at a transaction cost), because the messages are put together with financial transactions which are extremely valuable to its users.
Services that can be used to easily view this data online include: