Covid or no covid, the Chinese people keep supporting their government
- The massive covid wave underway in China currently and the CCP government’s shambolic response should suggest to us that this trust is misplaced.
The Chinese people have historically reposed trust in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for a variety of reasons. Before 1949, this was in hope of delivery from civil war and foreign depredations and subsequently because of the promise of economic prosperity and national glory. An entire generation worked long shifts on the factory floor to drive China’s export-driven economic boom and everyone traded their fundamental rights for the promise of a safe, stable and predictable polity.