Because people like to use China as an example of "one of those bad states." Which is fairly hypocritical given how the UK has arguably a greater surveillance society and our own great firewall. We also cannot take photos in undisclosed locations, can be
arrest for nothing, and certain information (or collections of information) are illegal to own. Like for example Science books if you happen to be from the Middle East.
Then your country should take the lion's share of the "one of those bad states" honor as while.