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五不搞 (''wǔ bù gǎo'') five no's [[File:wubangguo.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Wu Bangguo lays out the “five no's” at the 2011 National People's Congress. (Sina)'']]
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'''五不搞 (''wǔ bù gǎo'') five nos''' [[File:Five-nos.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Wu Bangguo and the five nos. (Source: Weibo)'']]
  
The “five no's” originated in a speech delivered to the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/npc-2011/ 2011 National People's Congress] (NPC) by Wu Bangguo, then chairman of the NPC Sanding Committee. Internet censors identified the term as [[sensitive porcelain|sensitive]] in the lead-up to the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/npc-2013/ 2013 NPC]. They are:
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Set of interdictions first presented in 2011 by then National People’s Congress Standing Committee Chair Wu Bangguo in the wake of the Arab Spring:
  
 
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#Do not make a system in which multiple parties govern in turn
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#No system in which multiple parties govern in turn
#Do not diversify guiding ideologies
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#No diversification of guiding ideologies
#Do not separate the “three powers” or create a bicameral system
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#No separation of the “three powers” or creation a bicameral system
#Do not federalize
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#No federalization
#Do not privatize </blockquote>
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#No privatization
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#不搞多党轮流执政
 
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#不搞“三权鼎立”和两院制
 
#不搞“三权鼎立”和两院制
 
#不搞联邦制
 
#不搞联邦制
#不搞私有化 </blockquote>
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The 2011 NPC came after [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/03/why-is-china-nervous-about-the-arab-uprisings/ unrest in the Middle East and North Africa] inspired [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/02/china-web-users-call-for-jasmine-revolution/ some in China to attempt their own “Jasmine Revolution”] with calls for liberal democracy. The government promptly [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/02/china-police-show-up-en-masse-at-hint-of-protest/ cracked down on potential demonstration sites] and [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/02/online-activists-calling-for-jasmine-revolution-arrested-in-china/ detained online organizers].  
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The five nos appeared soon after [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/03/why-is-china-nervous-about-the-arab-uprisings/ unrest in the Middle East and North Africa] inspired [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/02/china-web-users-call-for-jasmine-revolution/ some in China to attempt their own “Jasmine Revolution”] to call for liberal democracy. The government promptly [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/02/china-police-show-up-en-masse-at-hint-of-protest/ cracked down on potential demonstration sites] and [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/02/online-activists-calling-for-jasmine-revolution-arrested-in-china/ detained online organizers].  
  
Two years after Wu issued his edict, [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2013/03/sensitive-words-npc-shockers-and-disappointments/ “five no's” was blocked on Sina Weibo], becoming a [[sensitive porcelain|sensitive term]] in the lead-up to the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/npc-2013/ 2013 NPC].
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“Five nos” was [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2013/03/sensitive-words-npc-shockers-and-disappointments/ censored from Weibo search results in the run-up to the 2013 National People’s Congress]. Netizens invoke the five nos to mockingly chastise those who argue for liberalization. For instance, on February 14, 2015, the businessman Ren Zhiqiang shared an essay on Weibo about his personal definition of Western values. One netizen commented, “There’s no use in saying all this. One ‘five no’ and they’ll shoot you down” ([http://www.weibo.com/1891711125/C4mSRsa4c 说这些都没用,一句五不搞就把你顶回来了]).
  
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See also [[jasmine]].
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Latest revision as of 19:31, 22 January 2021

五不搞 (wǔ bù gǎo) five nos

Wu Bangguo and the five nos. (Source: Weibo)

Set of interdictions first presented in 2011 by then National People’s Congress Standing Committee Chair Wu Bangguo in the wake of the Arab Spring:

  1. No system in which multiple parties govern in turn
  2. No diversification of guiding ideologies
  3. No separation of the “three powers” or creation a bicameral system
  4. No federalization
  5. No privatization
  1. 不搞多党轮流执政
  2. 不搞指导思想多元化
  3. 不搞“三权鼎立”和两院制
  4. 不搞联邦制
  5. 不搞私有化

The five nos appeared soon after unrest in the Middle East and North Africa inspired some in China to attempt their own “Jasmine Revolution” to call for liberal democracy. The government promptly cracked down on potential demonstration sites and detained online organizers.

“Five nos” was censored from Weibo search results in the run-up to the 2013 National People’s Congress. Netizens invoke the five nos to mockingly chastise those who argue for liberalization. For instance, on February 14, 2015, the businessman Ren Zhiqiang shared an essay on Weibo about his personal definition of Western values. One netizen commented, “There’s no use in saying all this. One ‘five no’ and they’ll shoot you down” (说这些都没用,一句五不搞就把你顶回来了).

See also jasmine.