On October 4th, between 16:00 and 18:00 hours, ChinaTalk’s Ed Sander and China expert Fred ‘Blogaap‘ Sengers will deliver an interactive two hour lecture at Thge Lighthouse, the Center for debate and culture at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. The information below is taken from the website of The Lighthouse.
Propaganda, Censorship, Surveillance and Social Credit
Interactive lecture by Fred Sengers and Ed Sander
The Chinese government uses various means to steer and influence the behaviour of its citizens, from the use of propaganda to propagate its positive message to censorship of critical reactions from in and outside China. In recent months, there has also been much to do with the increasing control by cameras equipped with face recognition and the introduction of a social credit system in the year 2020 that punishes citizens for bad behaviour. But there are also many misunderstandings about these matters …
Fred Sengers and Ed Sander are both authors about China, where Fred specializes in general China news and Ed in internet and culture related matters. Their publications appear among others in China2025, Elsevier and China Nu. Fred publishes daily the China news on blogaap.nl and collected part of his columns in his collection A Journey Through China in 48 Days. Ed collects his columns in the China Talk bundles. Both regularly give lectures about China.