The Most Dangerous Job in China | China Uncensored

On this episode of China Uncensored, if you think your job is torture, well…just ask this guy. Welcome back to China Uncensored, I’m Chris Chappell. What do you think is the most dangerous job
in China? Is it construction? Tall buildings, tight deadlines, plus low
safety standards are a recipe for disaster. Or how about coal mining? Mine collapses, gas explosions, and long-term
lung disease kill thousands of workers every year. No? Ok, how about…landmine removal? I do not want to be this guy. Or any of these guys. Whoa! Well, actually, there’s one job that’s even
more dangerous. It’s carried out by those people who are the
dregs of society, the filth with no regard for what their poor
mothers might think: I’m talking about lawyers. And not even those slimy corporate lawyers, or those personal injury lawyers. No, no, I’m talking about the lowest of the low in the eyes of the Communist Party: Chinese human rights lawyers. You see, human rights lawyers think the law exists to protect the Chinese people. That makes them like the annoying little angel on the Chinese government’s shoulder, always going on and on about doing what’s
right. It’s like they think they can win against
the Communist Party. Wait, what’s that Shelley? Oh, apparently human rights lawyers know they
can’t win? That’s according to what one human rights
lawyer told the New York Times. ”We know we can’t win. We can’t do anything to make our clients not
guilty. For human rights lawyers, our job is to meet with them, to encourage them, to deliver their message to the outside. Only lawyers can do this. And so I continue to defend them.” So being a human rights lawyer in China is kind of like climbing Mount Everest in
bike shorts. It seems impossible, but there’s always the hope that someday, it can happen. You know, after Everest collapses due to infighting
and corruption. Two years ago, starting on July 9, 2015, the Chinese regime launched a massive crackdown on China’s rights lawyers. More than 300 Chinese human rights lawyers
and activists have been targeted. Most were forcibly detained and questioned. And a lot of them were tortured. You may know some of their names. On August 25th, I talked about Jiang Tianyong. He’s a human rights lawyer who stood up for other human rights lawyers that were tortured by the Chinese regime. And guess what? He got tortured. And then appeared on trial on state-run media, saying he totally wasn’t tortured, and all that stuff he said about other human rights lawyers being tortured– that was all just lies. And it’s because he was brainwashed by evil Western ideas like, you know, the rule of
law. And funny enough, that was the same confession another human rights lawyer made back in May. After also being tortured. What a coincidence. And you may also recognize one of China’s most famous human rights defenders, Chen Guangcheng. Despite his blindness, he taught himself law, and then defended poor people who couldn’t afford a lawyer. Helping people in need? Big mistake. The police put him under house arrest. But Chen got huge international publicity when he evaded the Chinese police guarding
his house in the middle of the night, scaled a wall, and fled to the US Embassy. Wait. Is he…the real Daredevil? But anyway, today I want to talk about human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng. Gao is less known in the West, because unlike Chen Guangcheng, Gao never made it onto the front page of US
magazines. But Gao Zhisheng has a heck of an origin story. He was born in 1964. In rural China. In a cave. But as a boy, he never dreamed of becoming
a lawyer. That’s because back then, China had no criminal justice system. The Communist Party just had, well, I guess you could call it the “Judge Dredd
System”: The CCP was the judge, jury, and executioner. Finally, in 1979– three years after Mao Zedong’s death, the Party had to build a criminal justice
system from scratch. Because Mao had already purged all the lawyers. And while I know “‘Let’s kill all the lawyers” is a memorable line from Shakespeare, let’s remember it was said by a guy named “Dick the Butcher.” A hilarious joke, but maybe not the best advice for building
a civil society. So the Party began encouraging people, anyone really, to study law on their own. And that’s what Gao Zhisheng did. He saw a newspaper article that China needed
lawyers. At the time, he was a soldier and a loyal
Communist Party member. And he decided that becoming a lawyer is what he ought to do to help China. He studied law on his own, passed the bar exam in 1995, and soon was one of the best. Literally. In 2001, China’s Ministry of Justice named Gao Zhisheng one of the top ten lawyers in China. Gao said it was his Christian faith that drove him to work so hard to bring justice to those who needed it most. And, it turns out, that eventually came to
include practitioners of the severely persecuted spiritual
practice, Falun Gong. And that’s why his good standing with the
Ministry of Justice didn’t last. In October of 2005, Gao published this open letter to China’s
top leaders, Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao. It basically says, I have faith that you two are good men, and I hope that you’ll stop the persecution
of Falun Gong. And also here’s like 20 specific cases of practitioners being tortured, in case somehow you didn’t know this was a
thing. I have great faith that you can stop this, et cetera, et cetera. But the only thing the CCP stopped was Gao
Zhisheng. A couple weeks later, they shut down his law practice. Then Gao publicly renounced the CCP, saying, “[I] quit the cruel, untrustworthy, inhumane,
and evil party.” The next year, he was arrested and convicted
of inciting subversion. State-run media publicized the subversion, but failed to mention that they also tortured the bejesus out of him. Here’s what Gao Zhisheng wrote about it. “We always hear how strong and stalwart hero is in the face of torture, how he refused to utter a sound, but in my judgment this is utterly bogus and
impossible. I’m sure that my screams were absolutely hair-raising and audible for five or six floors in either
direction.” And that’s when the Communist Party decided
to show off a little magic trick they’ve been practicing. To perform it, All they need is a volunteer. It can be anyone really, how about, I don’t know, shall we sayyyyy, Gao Zhisheng. Watch as the Communist Party takes this grown
man, and makes him disappear! Then reappear. Then disappear. Then reappear. Then disappear again. Gao’s latest disappearance last month is especially worrisome. His health was already failing over the past three years of house arrest, since they wouldn’t let him get medical treatment after all that torture. His teeth were falling out. So what I want to get across here is what this guy has gone through is unimaginable. If I’d gone through half as much, let’s just say you’d probably see me making a somewhat different show on China Central
Television. “Hi, welcome to China’s Not Censored. On this episode, we celebrate the heroic struggle of China’s
democratic dictatorship against the American imperialists and their
running dogs.” Gao Zhisheng on the other hand, is like a living motivational poster. Even though he was under constant surveillance for the past three years, somehow he managed to write this 446-page
book, which details his experiences in detention. And then he somehow gets it out of China. And then on August 7, he gave a rare interview with US-based NTD
Television. “In China 1.3 billion people are under house
arrest, not just me. To human nature, human rights, humanity, and heaven’s mandate, this is a prison. My greatest wish is to change this evil system so Chinese people can live a normal life and China can go back to being a normal civilization.” My greatest wish is to change this evil sustem so Chinese people can live a nortmal life and China can go back to being a normal civilization. Well, the “evil system” didn’t change soon
enough, because a few days later: Ta-dah! He disappeared again. So as of now, we have no idea where Gao Zhisheng is right
now or what’s happening to him. You might be thinking we should do something to get Gao safely out of China. Well, eight years ago, after being harassed and watched for years
by the police, his wife and kids fled China, escaping as refugees and finally making it to California. But as much as Gao Zhisheng wants to see his
family again, he’s also said he’s not ready to leave China. He considers staying in China and fighting
for justice his mission from God. This guy is a superhero– fighting a regime so evil it makes you feel
bad for lawyers. And this is why being a human rights lawyer is the most dangerous job in China. They defend the people who are in trouble for trying to stand up to the Communist Party. They defend the people who are the most disliked and abused by the Communist Party. The fact that they get tortured for doing
their job shows the world that the there is no rule
of law in China. It shows that the call is coming from inside
the house– Chinese people are fighting for their own
rights. It’s not something the CCP can blame on hostile
Western forces. Although they’re trying really hard to, by torturing lawyers into confessing they
were brainwashed by Western ideas. This is an issue that strikes at the heart
of the legitimacy of the Communist Party’s rule. By trying to make the system work, these human rights lawyers are showing that
the system is broken. And in the eyes of the Communist Party, that is the ultimate crime. So what can we do to help these human rights
lawyers? International attention is the best way to
ensure Gao’s safety. So we’ve created this handy Where’s Gao Zhisheng
poster. Let’s see if we can find him, using the power of social media. Share it with everyone you know using the
hashtag Where’s Gao on facebook, twitter, whatever other obnoxious social media platform
you kids are using these days, I don’t know, snapghost? Periscope? The point is, let’s get ourselves an answer
to Where’s Gao. And you know who might be interested in knowing that people out there are looking for Gao? How about the twitter and facebook pages of
Chinese state-run media? We’ll put the links in the description below. Have fun. Thanks for watching this episode of China
Uncensored. Once again I’m your host Chris Chappell. See you next time. You know, I could’ve done an episode about pandas to get lots of views. But I covered Gao Zhisheng instead. You know why? Because of you! Yes, a lot of you are supporting China Uncensored by contributing a dollar or more per episode through our Patreon webpage. And if you’re not supporting China Uncensored
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100 thoughts on “The Most Dangerous Job in China | China Uncensored

  1. Chris your job is the most dangerous as you have insulted all the chinese. Watch out for for bad mouth and bad attitude looking for trouble and inciting hatred.

  2. Chris. Watch Korean movie name ' The Attorney', It's real historical movie based on unjustified court case in South Korean dictatorship regime in 1980. It is very similar with Chinese human right lawyers case.

    p.s. The lawyer and main character in the movie here became the president in 2003.

  3. Why is there no video about the spread of Chinese roots to asian countries and beyond Asia?
    in detail
    for example: vietnam.

  4. Communism will fall very soon, and people of China will breath freedom under democracy and Peace be restored on the earth.

  5. Under dogs… Of US??
    The cummunist party is the underdogs, they loyal to regime.
    PEOPLE WHO SAY THAT ARE IDIOTS. US gives us a free decision to run the nation's on prosperity.

  6. When you think of how the Clintons buddied up to the ChiCom's, that explains an awful lot. Did America dodge a bullet, or what?

  7. Damn you guys have such a huge negative bias towards mainland China. I’ve watched a few of your videos and it disgusts me however to get a completely unbiased view of China I have to sub and watch your videos cause content creators either have a heavy Pro-China bias or a just as bad Anti-China bias so the only way to get real information is to go to a lot of sources which is sad. I wish you were less biased. It why I leave a dislike on most of your videos; because most of your videos are very biased and most westerners do not know. What you’re doing is pure evil! Westerners take everything this man says with a grain of salt, there are plenty of amazing things to compare and not as many negative ones like the old incidents this man is dusting off after pulling them out of his ass! WESTERNERS IF YOU WANT TRUE AND ACCURATE UNBIASED INFORMATION ON CHINA OR TIAWAN WATCH SerpentZA’s VIDEOS!!!!! He is the most unbiased youtuber I’ve found and China Uncensored is bad at his job and is very biased he also gets heavy funding from Anti-China groups and a Chinese cult and a Chinese gang. BE CAREFUL WITH THIS MAN!!!

  8. I beg to differ. The most dangerous job is Communist Party Member. They are starting to eat their own with all these corruption purges. Also the CCP is not going to last much longer. Once we boycott China the whole rotten empire will collapse just like the USSR did.

  9. nice propaganda and brain wash video, I am very happy to see so many idiots who actually believe this Smith from Matrix

  10. Can't just someone bomb the red square when the entire government is in session? kill every top leader of the communist government down to the guy just above the janitor….

  11. As a blind person working as an interpreter for refugees who sometimes gets down on himself because being blind sucks, can I just say how inspirational this is? I need to read more about this heroic individual! Thank you for sharing

  12. Communism poisons everything. It´s very unfortunate that God doesn´t exist. If there was a personal God, he would surely exterminate all communist party members.

  13. Chris, team over at China Uncensored.
    This probably your greatest piece of journalism to date.
    When you look back, be proud

  14. why dose any country deal with china . i have reduced my chines perches to as low as possible. may the chines lawyer super hero live a long time and be a thorn in the ccp. the chines people deserve a much better government shame on u xi

  15. Wow, Millenials pay attention to courage and Social justice, you too AOC! This man’s face/image should be on tee shirts everywhere instead of that murdering scumbag communist Che Guevara. It amazes me when I see a person wearing a tee shirt with a mass murderer on it when we have real life hero’s like this man fighting for real social justice, not bullshit from spoiled and pampered American kids!

  16. i just hope china collapses (the commnist party) before those guys start the next world war…

  17. Owning a newspaper that tells the truth. On what is going on in China. Or being the troll in China, who troll China's communist leader. and his right hand men. For all of his and their spelling mistakes. and or leaves rude remarks. To their comments in the comment sections.

  18. May God have mercy on these people situation and other nations that are unwillingly living in Communist utopia

  19. May God have mercy on these people situation
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  20. China is paradise for America. Sick West propagand. What are you doing to people who goes against American government. You started war with half of the world and you make videos like this about China. In a couple of years China will be much stronger then America,country with twisted culture and no tradition. My tree in yard is older then America.

  21. there is nothing you can do other than to learn how to bow and say the right thing. The era of pax sinica is upon us, either you are part of that, left in the abyss or not alive to see it all if you stand in its way. You are a smart bloke figure it out.

  22. the most dangerous job in china is to be alive oh yeah and evil western idea would be freedom, human right, and freedom of speech.

  23. Could someone like Spielberg make a movie about Gao Zhisheng like he did about Schindler? this would inform the billions of people around the globe of what the government of you know who is doing. I am here so have to be careful what I write

  24. May G-d bless this man. It's good to know that his wife and children are in the US.
    Isn't "Chinese Human Rights Lawyer" in the PROC an oxymoron?

  25. Like everyone in China has be trained to not criticize the CCP.

    If the CCP decides that you're a problem, they have hundreds of ways to turn your life upside down.

  26. You Know there is a war coming, don't ya.
    There must be a tracking device or two. F the Dead Mans switch. Cut out the cancer. The body will live.

    Take out food is pricey and soon after it is history.

  27. Did Chen Guangcheng get charged for reading national secrets despite being blind? (That's a reference to Stephen Chow's movie "From Beijing with Love"

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