I don’t like the website Utopia (Editor’s note: an ultra-leftist website), but I hope they can continue to make their voice heard. I don’t like what Liu (Xiaobo) stands for, but I wish he did not have to sit in prison, and that he would have his place in Chinese society like other “dissidents” do. Nevertheless, the tolerance level in Chinese politics is never as high as we wish it to be. Do what you must but be mindful of the measure. Once you break past a certain threshold, the constructiveness of the diversity you’re trying to create will turn into destructiveness, and the backlash will happen. This is the real China.
— Global Times editor-in-chief Hu Xijin (胡锡进) dishes out advice to Chinese dissidents and activists.