NYT Lauds ‘Benefits’ of Communist China’s Strict Censorship Laws, Claims Mass Surveillance Offers ‘Own Kind of Freedom’
by Joshua Klein
Raising children in Communist China with strict censorship laws can provide “benefits” such as “kid-friendly internet,” while mass surveillance offers “its own kind of freedom,” according to a recent New York Times piece that boasts of children being “co-parented” by the authoritarian Chinese government.
The Wednesday essay, titled “China Helped Raise My American Kids, and They Turned Out Fine” and penned by author Heather Kaye, begins by describing her history of “co-parenting” with the Chinese government.
“When Covid was raging across the world a couple of years ago, I came across a picture online of an American woman wearing a T-shirt that proclaimed, ‘I refuse to co-parent with the government’ — a response to perceived government overreach regarding school mask mandates,” she writes.
“I laughed out loud: My own kids were, in a way, co-parented by the Chinese government,” she added.
“We sometimes felt as if our children were on loan to us for evenings and weekends, to be delivered back to school each weekday,” Heather Kaye writes, about being an American parent in China. https://t.co/QYIdr7sbh6
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) January 18, 2023
Kaye, whose work in the fashion industry brought her to Shanghai for 16 years, explains how “government co-parenting begins in the womb” in China.