Why Does China Fear a 12-Year-Old Egyptian Boy?

The boy had recorded a video against the since-deposed government of Egypt, but his ideas just might inspire a similar revolt of Chinese against their rulers. That apparently was the thought of the Chinese authorities when they decided to censor the video that had gone viral with Chinese subtitles.

The 12-year-old said that he wanted to stop his country “from becoming a commodity owned by one person and to protest the confiscation of the constitution by one single party.” He talked about “Economic empowerment, freedom, and social justice,” and complained that “There are still no jobs. The police still jail people randomly.” He asked “Where is the constitution that represents us?”

The video became the third most popular blog post before Chinese authorities took it down.

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