SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Study-abroad students from China are raising their voices about their home country’s zero-COVID policy.
Recently, campus boards in Korea University and Chung-Ang University were posted with various anti-Chinese slogans like “CCP (Chinese Communist Party) OUT”, “Free China” and “It’s my duty.”
Chinese students and residents on Wednesday, showed up outside Hongik University Station despite the cold weather, staging a white paper protest.
Protesters gathered through online messengers like Telegram or KakaoTalk, wearing masks and sunglasses to evade censorship.
“Chinese people in China are not giving up. Why should we?” said one of the Chinese protesters.
“My dream was to become a journalist. I gave up, though, after seeing how China censors the press. I wish China would become a free country like South Korea,” another Chinese protester from Chung-Ang University said.
“This is the most historical moment for the Chinese people since the Tiananmen Square demonstrations in 1989,” said a Chinese student attending a graduate school in Seoul. “Chinese people have become very critical towards the CCP.”
The protesters shouted anti-government slogans like “We want democracy and freedom,” “Step down, Xi Jinping,” and “Chinese people, arise !” during the demonstration.
H. M. Kang (email@example.com)