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A Free China?! There’s a Meme for That

Adding a little bit extra to Taylor Swift’s album '1989' (left) with a creative version (right) based on the Tienanmen Square massacre.
Adding a little bit extra to Taylor Swift’s album '1989' (left) with a creative version (right) based on the Tienanmen Square massacre.

A good meme is worth a thousand words. Typically, they’re smart, witty, and original. The best ones are also honest.

We’ve done posts dedicated to memes before that have focused on certain issues—i.e., climate change—so it’s time we did one about the best memes going around about China under Communist Party rule.

Many of the memes you see below have been sourced from the Facebook page Free China (which also has an Instagram account), so if you like what you see, be sure to check them out.

As for a free China, that means a China not ruled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which has been a harsh reality ever since the communists took power forcefully in 1949.

The communist regimes in the West collapsed several decades ago and with time, it is sure to happen in the East. And that is good news. A free China would be one with a basic respect for human rights and freedoms that most of the world is able to appreciate and enjoy—i.e., freedom of belief, association, speech, respect for the environment, real rule of law, etc.

These are freedoms that the CCP can’t tolerate.

As for the Party, its brand of communism has changed over the years. There was the far left Maoist thought practiced for decades, and today they’re something closer to an ultra-nationalistic fascist mafioso.

But over that time, there have been many constants, that being the rule of the Party above all, a disdain for principles of freedom and human rights, which are pretty much the theme of many of these memes below.

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(Image: Facebook/Memes for a Free China)

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