mandag 18. mars 2019

Chinese Exchange Student Seeks Political Asylum After Public Denunciation of Xi

A Chinese exchange student studying on the democratic island of Taiwan has sought political asylum after live-streaming criticism of Chinese President Xi Jinping's removal of presidential term-limits last year.Li Jiabao, 21, made the move after criticizing constitutional changes made by Xi in March 2018 that effectively allow him to rule indefinitely.

"I am in a lot of danger right now, so I am hoping that the Taiwan government will grant me political asylum," he said. "I also call on the Taiwan government to pass the refugee bill as soon as possible." He said he acquired his views by bypassing the complex system of blocks, filters and human censorship known as China's Great Firewall, and viewing content on social media sites like Twitter and YouTube, which are banned to most Chinese internet users.