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They do it because it works. Combine censorship with a populace that is largely taught not to exercise critical thinking and you get China. Many of my Chinese colleagues who did not know about Nazi concentration camps, let alone the concentration camps that are currently running in their own country today.

Mmm, yeah, lack of critical thinking combined with a nationalist, "we're number one" media environment.

We would never be like that.. I mean, we're better than them. We're number one.

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