To Jiao, the crackdown on the Internet is just an extension of the government’s controlling hand and heavy boot on all forms of expression in China that seem to threaten the power structure politically and socially. While China has embraced free market reforms for the better of its economy over the last two decades, it has nonetheless kept speech on a tight leash, he said.
Jiao, who is working on a paper about the Chinese media, past and present, said he is using his time in the United States to talk to people sympathetic to his cause and to continue to write and publish his critiques.
Asked why go home if he faces an uncertain fate in China, Jiao said he misses his 12-year-old son. Secondly, “I want justice,” he added.