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How China tries to intimidate its critics

VideosHow China tries to intimidate its critics

The 2022 winter Beijing Olympics has renewed concerns over China’s surveillance tactics and repression of free speech, leading many athletes to take steps to control their own privacy, including using burner phones.

Reality Check’s John Avlon speaks with CNN anchor Jim Sciutto about the country’s history of intimidating its critics – both at home and overseas – and how the Chinese government tries to deflect attention from its human rights abuses and diplomatic rows over Hong Kong, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Taiwan.

Chapters:
00:00 – The global reach of China’s police state
02:37 – CNN’s Jim Sciutto on covering and living in China
07:36 – Xinjiang and Hong Kong

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