Two years and four months after whistleblower Dr. Li Wenliang’s death from COVID-19, the “Wailing Wall” that emerged in the comments under his last Weibo post continues to serve as a repository for the hopes, dreams, worries, and opinions of countless Chinese citizens. CDT editors regularly collect and archive Wailing Wall content, including the selection of comments translated below. In September, many Wailing Wall comments referenced current events such as the deadly bus crash in Guizhou province that killed 27 people and injured 20; the death of Queen Elizabeth II; the protests in Iran;...
If they sell to you, it’s 'technological imperialism.' If they don’t sell to you, it’s 'technological hegemony.' If they give it away, you suspect they have 'ulterior motives.' If they don’t give it away, it’s a 'technological stranglehold.'”— Netizen comment under the People's Daily hashtag #U.S.RestrictionsOnSemiconductor
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