"China is targeting popular smartphone-based instant messaging service in a month-long campaign to crack down on rumour mongering ...." - AP, as published in Financial Times, May 28, 2014. Here you can read that coverage (sub. req.)
Those in America and around the world bullish on freedom of expression continue to be outraged by China's national policies. In the U.S., thanks to our Constitution, there is a deep belief in the right to speak freely, as long as the content is accurate.
That belief system is noble. However the pragmatic reality is that from the cradle throughout our careers to building a support system when we are in the nursing home it is shrewd to weigh our words. "Don't say that in public." That's early socialization from Mom. On the job our mentor or manager will firmly inform us or move right into punishing us for "saying something inappropriate." That could be that the competitor's product is superior. When we become dependent on caretakers it is in our survival self interest to build rapport. We screen out hostile comments about how dinner is served too early.
Sure, in America we are supposedly free to say, write and graphically depict what we want. But that mindset often leads straight to isolation. And that leads to restricted opportunities. After all, access to the goodies in life comes through people.
Those hell-bent on freedom of expression often become known as having a sharp tongue (we run like hell away from that) or a loose cannon (because they have no credibility they aren't useful to us.)
The Chinese will have to figure out how to frame rights, including so-called freedom of expression.