‘I Don’t Think Universal Values Are Unique to The West’

Outspoken scholar and translator Zi Zhongyun, a former director of the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, announced in September that government censors had slapped restrictions on her social media account on the Twitter-like platform Sina Weibo.

Online searches this week showed that keyword searches for Zi’s name on Sina Weibo were unavailable, while video and text of her comments were blocked.

Zi’s previous comments have included some of the “Seven Taboos,” topics banned from public discussion by the government’s powerful propaganda bureau and Cyberspace Administration.

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