China has become a nightmarish surveillance state.
Movement of people within the country is determined by a social credit system.
Now, the Chinese Communist Party is helping one country silence its people.
The communist regime of Cuba is doing everything it can to quash pro-freedom protests that have been roiling for weeks.
And the Cuban regime is getting an assist from the Chinese Communist Party.
Cuba is using infrastructure provided by China to shut down the Internet and stop the flow of information within the country.
“The Communist Party’s State Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA) relied on technology from Chinese mega-firms such as Huawei and ZTE to shut down nationwide access to the internet following protests on July 11, multiple reports concluded this week…Huawei has been operating in the communist country since at least 2000, when it agreed to a contract to build a fiber optic network on the island. Huawei has increasingly expanded its footprint in Cuba, with the Communist Party’s blessing, in the mobile phone industry . . .”
The hope of thawing economic relations with China in the 1970s was that the country would liberalize.
Instead, China has used free market principles to get richer while strengthening its top-down authoritarian control.
Worse yet, China is exporting its totalitarian control to other countries.
The CCP is propping up rogue state North Korea, and they’re aiding Cuba in their authoritarian aims.
With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the CCP has taken the place of the CCCP.
And China has made frightening inroads into the United States.
Major American corporations are weary of offending China and losing access to the Chinese market of 1.4 billion potential customers.
That’s why Hollywood actors like John Cena are forced to apologize for the “indignity” of recognizing Taiwan as a sovereign nation.
The NBA even reprimanded former Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey for tweeting support for Hong Kong.
Cubans have a chance at freedom for the first time in 60 years, but their protests won’t have as much reach without the Internet.
It also doesn’t help that American leftists are doing everything they can to downplay the protests.
Leftists in the west have been making excuses for communist countries for decades, and Cuba is no different.
They’re still screeching about Fidel Castro’s literacy program that consisted of state-mandated indoctrination.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.