Freedom of Speech
Did anyone else watch the video on the link that Dr. Li sent to us in our email? It was about the Tiananmen Square 20th reunion and how broadcasters are having trouble videotaping and reporting from the square due to service people with umbrellas getting in the way. I thought that this was very interesting because in the USA we have the freedom of speech a freedom of information, and a freedom of religion - our First Amendment Rights. The Chinese government limits internet access, limits what gets reported on TV by either blacking out the TV station or getting in the way like we see in Tiananmen Square, and doesn't allow publication of any other religious materials other than what the government sees fit. Journalists have been imprisoned in China for reporting information for other journalists, outside China, to use. I read about a Priest that was imprisoned for providing "unauthorized" Bibles to people on the street. I just can't imagine living that way and constantly being lead to believe or know only what your leaders want you to believe or know. I am happy that we have the First Amendment in the USA! Great trip so far, fun night last night, looking forward to today!