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Coronavirus cover-up sparks calls for free speech in China | DW News

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The death of Dr. Li Wenliang prompted an outpouring of sorrow and grief in China. Dr. Li was one of the first frontline doctors who sounded an early alarm about the coronavirus outbreak. Authorities silenced him for his efforts. Now, his death has become a trigger for demands for greater transparency and free speech. China has perhaps the most advanced system of censorship in the world. The internet and news media are tightly controlled. But there's widespread anger over the government's attempts to suppress warnings about the coronavirus outbreak and then cover up the death of the doctor behind those warnings. Correspondent Mathias Bölinger spoke to one activist, who's put his personal freedom at risk to take the government to task over it.


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Absolutely insulting that the WHO supposedly “has no knowledge” of censorship and forced disappearances of whistleblowers going on in China.

Author — Ahmadillo

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Hope all the people who signed the petition don't find themselves in "quarantine"

Author — L1

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I hope he doesn't "die of the virus."😷

Author — 🔴Warped🔴

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Much respect to this Chinese man. So brave. I wish you all the best, brother.

Author — Katphood Plays A Game

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The Chinese government has blood on their hands

Author — Edel Quinn

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The will of the people Cannot be denied. Chinese communist cannot stop what is inevitable.

Author — Devin Kim

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Look what happened before the virus outbreak in China... much respect for all the ones that don't stop fighting for their right 💚

Author — kas stevens

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This activist has great courage. I hope he knows, he is respected for his efforts, around the world.

Author — Jay Rod

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Notice the clean air and blue skies. Nobody working, driving etc.

Author — Mark C

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Watch until the end to know what happened to him after this interview

Author — Firm Foundation

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When someone pisses me off,

Me : Shut the 1:29

Edit : No offense to the language :-)

Author — Andres Warne

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"COMMUNIST" CHINA
That says it ALL!!!!
Pray fot the people of China!!!

Author — End Times Watcher

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*IT'S A COVER UP, THEY'VE SAID NOTHING ABOUT THE POOR & HOMELESS. WHAT THEY DO KILL THEY ALL?* PROBABLY

Author — CRACK'A KHALID SPEAKS

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Meanwhile, Julian Assange is a public enemy.

Author — Frank Ragetti

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At the end of all of this, I hope HBO does a miniseries about this in the likes of Chernobyl.

Author — tyler jackson

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Petition hahahhahahahahahah
You are doing a list of people who the goverment will hunt later.

Author — AirWolf2301

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I want the same sweater which he is wearing "I want Freedom of Speech" I will wear it for China Freedom!

Author — Susan Thai

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Be extinct from my planet, from god himself on earth.

Author — koung DY

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Excellent piece of journalism, even for a little over 3 minutes. Taking out his mask for a breath of fresh air is very symbolic! Freedom is priceless. God Bless this guy!

Author — BatAskal

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Good luck with that. The government killed the doctor when he tried to warn everybody.

Author — Elmer T Fuddrucker