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  • Six o'clock.

  • Okay, Xiqiao East Road, Sunset Cafe,

  • I'll see you there.

  • 'K. Goodbye.

  • So, you're meeting someone at the Sunset Cafe?

  • I am.

  • Hey, wait, how did you know that?

  • Did you think you could hide that from me?

  • Who are you?

  • I'm their ear.

  • You can hear?

  • Yes, but I guess you can't.

  • But I know you well.

  • Hey, no, we're not friends.

  • And why would I care that you can hear?

  • Ear, I'm the Party's ear.

  • The Party's ear?

  • The surveillance system.

  • Surveilling what?

  • Everyone in the country.

  • That's a violation of human rights!

  • Hey hey, don't you dare blame me for that!

  • The violator is the Communist Party.

  • I'm just a machine. What am I doing wrong?

  • It thinks I hurt its feelings.

  • 'K, then let me ask, just what is it that you do?

  • Now that is a very long story.

  • Here we go.

  • It's hard to sum up.

  • Go on, then.

  • Music!

  • No, don't.

  • I can't describe it without a beat.

  • You talk, I'll be your beat.

  • You can do that?

  • Begin.

  • I am the massively expensive Golden Shield Project.

  • I am a powerful surveillance system.

  • I obey all the orders of the CCP.

  • I listen to whoever they want for however long they want.

  • Wow, she brags a lot.

  • Nowadays, personal devices are everywhere.

  • My technology is advanced.

  • If your phone is in your hand, you have no privacy at all.

  • Don't believe me? Go make a call.

  • I won't miss a single word.

  • What if I don't call?

  • It doesn't matter if you don't call.

  • QQ, WeChat, all the platforms have these surveillance functions.

  • And if my phone's off?

  • Go ahead and turn off your phone!

  • Our technology is advanced, and you lose, we win!

  • Are you telling me you can hear every word we say every single day?

  • Yeah, that's why I said I knew you so well.

  • No no no, you don't need to be scared!

  • As long as you don't use sensitive terms on the phone or online,

  • we won't monitor you.

  • Sensitive terms?

  • Central leadership spent so much money

  • to build this crooked system and monitor ordinary people?

  • Hey, you need to watch what you say.

  • Words like "central leadership" and "monitoring"

  • are all sensitive terms, and they all get picked up.

  • Huh? I can't even mention central leadership?

  • Then I'm sure I can't mention "constitutional amendment,"

  • "restored imperial government," (Hey, hey, hey.)

  • "money diplomacy," "rights protection," "petition." (Hey, hey, hey …)

  • What are you doing?

  • You're dropping bomb, after bomb, after bomb.

  • Why?

  • Why not?

  • A visit from the police?

  • Just for this, the police would bring me in?

  • The thing is, your phone is under your real name.

  • The minute they lock on to you, you can't get away.

  • They can just lock on and arrest, lock on and arrest,

  • lock on and arrest, lock on and arrest— (Whoa, whoaalright, alright.)

  • What are the other terms?

  • I don't want to say them anymore.

  • Things like "June 4th student movement," "Tian'anmen incident," "Tibet question,"

  • "one-party rule," "forced brainwashing," "live organ removal,"

  • "news censorship," "Lord Jesus," "Almighty God," "Eastern Lightning,"

  • "faith," "Bible sales banned," "church demolitions,"

  • "truth about McDonald's murder case" …

  • Just how many sensitive terms are there!

  • China doesn't have any freedom of speech at all!

  • Hey, it isn't none at all.

  • Really?

  • Ordinary people can't talk about politics or religious belief,

  • and can't mention petition, human rights or freedom, but

  • But what?

  • They can praise the Communist Party,

  • talk about food, drinking, entertainment, or gambling.

  • Those are completely allowed.

  • Yeah, I see what's happening.

  • The Communist Party of China wants to turn the people into thoughtless, soulless tools

  • that it can control and use as it likes and who must praise it.

  • Yes, that's right.

  • But, what if someone mentions a term accidently?

  • Typically, they'll get a warning, have their post deleted,

  • maybe a visit from the police,

  • But, if

  • Another "but."

  • But if someone dares to mention religious faith,

  • it's not quite so simple.

  • That's right!

  • Goodness, who is this?

  • You are

  • The Party's eyes. (Oh?)

  • You're the electronic eye?

  • I have an official office.

  • It has an office?

  • I am part of the Sky Net System,

  • the world's largest surveillance network.

  • I obey all the Party's orders,

  • and watch whoever they want me to watch for however long they want me to watch.

  • How do you watch them?

  • I can be found everywhere over 9 million square kilometers.

  • Twenty million cameras with facial recognition tech.

  • And if they are looking for you, we cameras will follow you anywhere.

  • The CCP violates even the most basic human rights.

  • Oh, that's nothing.

  • You call that nothing?

  • Yeah.

  • Tell me then, what else do they do?

  • Just a moment. (Fine.)

  • Based on the successful Sky Net Project,

  • they built the Dazzling Snow Project, (What?)

  • which covers every county, village, and town. (That's right.)

  • This time, from cities to villages,

  • the government has full area coverage, (Full network sharing.)

  • with complete access. (Full-spectrum monitoring.)

  • Maximum security.

  • That's right.

  • China is just a giant prison!

  • So tell me, what is it you do?

  • When it comes to security, we do exactly

  • the same thing.

  • You monitor Christians?

  • You monitor human rights protectors?

  • And ethnic minorities?

  • You monitor—(Any individual and group the Communist Party wants to exclude.)

  • You could say that we are a perfect pair. (Yep.)

  • A perfect pair?

  • Think about it, the moment we find our target,

  • I watch.

  • I listen.

  • Together we monitor them,

  • recognize, locate, and track.

  • Trying to hide anywhere is pointless. (Yup.)

  • You two might work well together, but the nation's people will suffer.

  • The nation's people? (Yeah.)

  • No, no, they won't.

  • We don't watch many of the womanizers,

  • gamblers, drug users, conmen, and thieves.

  • They live lives of freedom and ease. (Yes.)

  • This is so confusing.

  • Chinese people are barely surviving and resentment is building,

  • but rather than making people's lives better,

  • the CCP is just spending money to monitor and control the people.

  • Aren't they neglecting their duty?

  • This is the Communist Party's governing strategy. (Exactly.)

  • When people can't get along, stability needs to be protected, (Yes.)

  • to prevent any opposition.

  • The CCP is eliminating unstable elements at the source.

  • Right.

  • That's a really sick and twisted way to do things.

  • That's just how they are.

  • Of course,

  • we all know the CCP is the most violent organization there is. (Yeah. Right.)

  • Attacking any opposers isn't a problem for them at all.

  • They line up tanks and machine guns and crush problems with armed force.

  • And the CCP fears believers in God more than anyone, (That's right.)

  • especially Eastern Lightning,

  • it makes it hard for central leadership to sleep at night.

  • Believers in God don't own a single gun or grenade,