Secret China interviews Jiao Guobiao

Secret China has published a lengthy interview with Jiao Guobiao, author of Declaration of the Campaign against The Central Propaganda Department. ESWN has translated the interview here.

Jiao, who is currently in the US, says: “I think that it is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak out, just as it is the responsibility of the farmer to plant the earth.  Of course, when the farmer observes something unjust, he should speak out too.  Intellectuals should speak out because they exist in the framework of rationality and law, and they can use a peaceful and not … that it to say, they work within the channel of the law in a constructive way.  I say constructive, but it can sometimes be earth-shattering.  What I mean is that I don’t have any enemies.  What I say is expressed in a straightforward way.  My words are as innocent as those of children.  When I speak my mind, there is no hatred.  In Declaration of the Campaign against The Central Propaganda Department, I might have used some tough words, but I don’t feel any hatred.  ”

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