Teachers, have you ever made “inappropriate expressions” before? This may sound offending for educators in the civilized world. But it is quite normal for those in China run by the CCP with the law of the jungle. If you think it is unbelievable, we can offer you an example below.
Here is a self-checking report to be filled in by the teaching staff from Guizhou province. Its completion and return are mandatory.
Not sure about what amounts to “inappropriate expressions”? Don’t worry, there is a “good list” of definition appended to the questionnaire as follows.
“Inappropriate expressions” include the following contents
- Articles, speeches, manifestos, declarations, etc. that violate the fundamental Party line, negate the four basic principles, twisting the policies of the Party or sundry serious political problems
- Unauthorised discussions about directions of high policies of the Central, undermining the concentration and unity of the Party
- Caricaturing the images of the Party and the nation, slandering and smearing the Party and leaders of the country, distorting histories of the Party, the nation, the People’s Liberation Army, black mouthing the Revolutionary Ancestors and heroic role models
- Manufacturing and disseminating rumours of all kinds, especially the political ones, spreading so-called “insider” information or gossips
- Publishing, purchasing and propagating illegal publications
- Promoting feudal superstitions or pornography
- Producing and promulgating other highly problematic writings, audio-visual and sundry contents and information
- Organising, participating in activities including online forums, groups, live broadcasts, etc. that object the theories and policies of paths and directions of the Party
- Joining or mobilizing unlawful organisations and activities like illegal connections, co-signings, assemblies, etc. by grouping or societies through the internet
- Taking part in online or offline religious activities, cult activities; indulging and supporting extreme religious forces, nation-separating forces, terrorist forces and their activities
- Leaking secrets of the Party or the nation, browsing, accessing unlawful or anti-reactionary websites, etc.
- Registering accounts, forming groups on inbound and outbound online platforms like Weibo, WeChat, online live broadcasts, discussion forums, etc.
If you have really gone through the whole list, you would have become alert to a web of cautionary areas into which you dare not to tread. You may also worry about ongoing surveillances of what you did in the past and what you are going to do in the future. White horror? Bingo, you’ve got the idea.That’s exactly what is happening at present in mainland China, and very possibly in Hong Kong.