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  • On this episode of China Uncensored,

  • a foreigner's confession in China.

  • Hi, welcome to China Uncensored,

  • I'm your host Chris Chappell.

  • You know, it seems like everyone's giving a confession

  • on Chinese state-run CCTV these days!

  • Like 70-year-old journalist Gao Yu,

  • who confessed in 2014 to illegally giving

  • internal Communist Party documents to an overseas website.

  • Or Dong Rubin, who admitted to falsely claiming

  • in 2009 that his fellow prison inmate had been

  • brutally killed by guards, rather than

  • as the guards reporteddied accidentally

  • while playing a game of "hide and seek."

  • Or just last week, a bookseller in Hong Kong

  • who's also a Swedish citizen

  • who was abducteder, arrestedby Chinese authorities,

  • who apologized for a crime that has surprisingly little

  • to do with his real crime

  • of selling politically sensitive books.

  • So I just wanted to jump on the bandwagon.

  • Because this week there was yet another state-run confession.

  • "We have been made aware, become aware that..."

  • This is Swedish citizen Peter Dahlin.

  • He disappeared while on his way to the

  • Beijing International Airport on January 3,

  • while attempting to travel to Thailand.

  • And he reappeared here, on state-run CCTV,

  • apologizing for, among other crimes,

  • hurting the feelings of the Chinese people.

  • "I've hurt the feelings of the Chinese people.

  • I apologize sincerely for this,

  • and I'm very sorry that this ever happened."

  • Actually it's more accurate to say that he

  • endangered state security.

  • Well, it's actually more accurate to say he

  • trained human rights lawyers in China.

  • But you say potato, I say potato.

  • Shelley, you know the prompter doesn't give me intonations.

  • Anyway, Mr. Dahlin has been living in China since 2007.

  • In 2009, Mr. Dahlin co-founded the

  • Chinese Urgent Action Working Group,

  • an organization that trains activists and lawyers to,

  • according to the group,

  • "promote the development of the rule of law

  • and counter abuses of basic human rights."

  • And by that I assume they mean they

  • "got involved in hot-topic issues and sensitive cases,

  • and intentionally escalated conflicts and disputes

  • that were originally not severe,"

  • and "instigated the people to confront the government

  • and produce mass incidents."

  • At least that's what Xinhua said.

  • Don't worry about the group anymore though

  • because police have smashed it.

  • In his confession, Mr. Dahlin also admits

  • to writing reports without "real or full facts."

  • Spreading rumors.

  • You know how the Communist Party hates rumors!

  • And anything the Communist Party doesn't like is a rumor.

  • Wow, I guess I really am guilty of spreading rumors on this show.

  • Anyway, at first, the Chinese Foreign Ministry

  • denied any knowledge of Mr. Dahlin's detention.

  • But later they said he was involved in activates

  • that "endangered state security."

  • What proof did they offer?

  • Well, who needs proof when he's already confessed!

  • Man, Chinese law works so much better than America's!

  • I mean, why even bother with courts

  • when people just confess on their own!

  • Now Mr. Dahlin also suffers from Addison’s disease,

  • a rare hormonal disorder that requires daily medication.

  • If he doesn't take it, he'll die.

  • I wonder how Chinese authorities convinced him to confess.

  • Anyway, with now the second Swedish citizen in a week

  • giving a confession on CCTV,

  • the Swedish government's response has been somewhat muted.

  • Here's what the Swedish ambassador had to say.

  • Yee bork a doo doo york mmm bork bork bork!

  • And that's actually more than the real Swedish ambassador

  • said about Mr. Dahlin in public.

  • So what do you think about the confession?

  • Leave your comments below

  • then turn yourself in to authorities

  • and confess to spreading rumors online.

  • Once again I'm Chris Chappell, see you next time.

  • Foreign anti-China forces have never stopped slandering

  • and attacking the Chinese government.

  • A few of the Western media with hostile attitudes

  • towards China have added fuel to the flame.

  • On January 22, a well-known Western television host

  • apologized on camera to the Chinese people

  • for his anti-China activities.

  • "I would like to apologize for spreading rumors and undermining China."

  • The New York-based "China Uncensored" program

  • is dedicated to collecting and spreading

  • false information about China,

  • with the intention to make trouble

  • and interfere with the development

  • of China's harmonious society,

  • so as to achieve ulterior political motives.

  • "I understand now that I have

  • endangered the security of the Chinese government,

  • and I have hurt the feelings of the Chinese people.

  • I apologize sincerely for this

  • and I regret this ever happened."

On this episode of China Uncensored,

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