Welcome To The Village: You Must Conform!
in China Internet
Over the last two months I've learned that the Greater China English-language blogosphere often mirrors The Village. You may hold widely divergent viewpoints ranging from "CCP patriotism and all criticism of China is just spreading the China hate" all of the way to "the Chinese press and blogs are no more biased and inaccurate than their Western counterparts, so trust the Village leadership to tell you the truth is that the motherland is great and evolving to be better".
You must conform and play nice with your fellow villagers or be subject to threats of lawsuits and threats of isolation and shunning and social manipulation in order to break your disobedience to the Village leadership. No wonder "the heavyweights" in the Greater China English-language blogosphere represent viewpoints that stay strictly within the debate parameters set out inside the gates of Zhongnanhai.