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The Scam of Communism

A Chinese dissident exposes the scam that communism is and always has been.

Via The Atlantic:

Chen Guangcheng: 'Communism Has Always Been a Scam'
In this interview, the Chinese dissident discusses human rights, Internet censorship, and what the international community can do to help individual freedom in China.
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OSLO, Norway -- Chinese leader Xi Jinping has coined a new slogan, urging the country's increasingly wealthy population to pursue "the Chinese dream." But many dissidents there see the country's free-speech situation as more of a nightmare.

Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng believes the situation for activists in China has only worsened since Xi has taken charge. Speaking with reporters on Monday at the Oslo Freedom Forum in Norway, he said international governments should step up pressure on Chinese leaders if they hope to encourage true change in China.

A blind, self-taught lawyer, Chen made international headlines last year when he escaped from years of house arrest and sought asylum in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Since then, his family has been targeted through what appear to be revenge attacks. Meanwhile, Chen has continued his fight for openness and justice in China from his new home in the U.S., where he is a visiting scholar at New York University School of Law and is authoring a memoir scheduled for release this fall.

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