Despite millions of recruits, criticism of China’s online civilization army mounts

By Oiwan Lam. After an online argument of a pro-government troll or “civilization volunteer” escalated into a well publicized offline street fight, many people started voicing their criticism of the Chinese Communist Party’s strategy in manipulating public opinions. Hou Jusen, a college student from Shandong Province’s Weihai city is one of the approximately 18 million “civilization volunteers” the China Communist Youth League has recruited to […]