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焦点对话: 从毕福剑私话曝光,看中国告密文化

Television host Bi Fujian was outed at a private dinner for criticizing Mao Zedong, and CCTV suspended all of his programs. Voice of America’s “焦点对话” program discusses the issue of “informant culture,” because someone filmed Bi’s dinner comments. Such politicized exposures, however, are not unique to China. Although the program discusses the Bi’s exposure in the context of China’s recent history without comparison, the program raises the issues related to public and private surveillance in modern society and the consequences for individuals that concern all U.S. and Chinese citizens.

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