Caixin
Feb 10, 2022 08:15 PM
OPINION

Opinion: History Reveals Why China’s Netizens Are Obsessed With Moral Judgment

Photo: VCG
Photo: VCG

In recent years, thanks to the high penetration of Internet, a large number of cases of counterfeit and shoddy goods, as well as corruption and violations of law have been exposed.

But almost every time something or someone is exposed, the intention of the whistle-blower is questioned by netizens: Did you do it to become famous? Did you have an ulterior motive? As Yi Zhongtian, a Chinese writer and historian, summed it up, “People often ask about attitude, not facts; about motive, not right and wrong; about relationship, not reason.”

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