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了解祖国 (liǎojiě zǔguó): understand the motherland

Ai Weiwei. (source unknown)

Ai Weiwei once tweeted, "If you hope to understand your motherland, you have already started on the path of crime" (你如果希望了解你的祖国,你已经走上了犯罪的道路). He implies/ that in order to truly understand China, you need access to censored or suppressed material—the Chinese Communist Party does not really want you to understand.

Example:

Boniudechaonaiba (@啵妞的超级奶爸): If you hope to understand the motherland, you have already started to read a horror story. (July 11, 2015)

如果想了解祖国,你已经开始阅读一篇长篇恐怖小说 [Chinese]