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> The key is how to say it and how to behave with respect to China and the government.

Can you elaborate why it matters to be respectful to a dictator for life who puts huge numbers of Uighurs in concentration camps?

I'm not especially informed on the topic, but my guess is that your options for facing a totalitarian regime are:

* Outright rebellion: Likely to result in large-scale violence and suffering.

* Persistent gradual resistance: Messages like these may gradually sway the government to accept more progressive ideas, become a more legitimate democracy, and develop to a point where such atrocities don't happen. Doing so with an air of respect may make it more likely for mainland citizens and softer-hearted government officials to take your side.

Obviously it'd be best if those responsible for concentration camps just swiftly and permanently lost all their power. But I don't know how one would make that happen.

with respect to = regarding

It's ironic I interpreted the sentence wrong given the topic of the article.

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