Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Half Mast

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab pays homage to the recent detention of  Beijing-based fund manager Zhai Xiaobing for posting a political joke on Twitter during the 18th Party Congress, and the sentencing of dissident poet Li Bifeng to twelve years in prison. In the drawing, a flag in the shape of a speech bubble flies at half mast, marking the death of free speech.
Half Mast by Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm for CDT

Read more about Hexie Farm’s CDT series, including a Q&A with the anonymous cartoonist, and see all cartoons so far in the series.

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2 Responses to Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Half Mast

  1. Will says:

    Not a day has passed since the CCP regime grabbed power through its military victory in 1949 that the Party hasn’t violated the Chinese populace’s freedom of speech–and with an extremism that hasn’t been seen in China since the tyrant Qin Shihuang 22 centuries ago. It would appear that the CCP regime cannot continue its monopolistic control over the government and massic state economic sector without rampant censorship and other violations of the freedom of speech.