China Puts on a Show of Zero Covid for an Audience of One, Xi Jinping; because of Xi's unrelenting policy, Chinese people put up with crushing existence filled with lockdown, ZERO-Covid lunacy!
by Paul Alexander
a precarious existence filled with lockdowns, quarantines and mass testing.
As much of the world tries to move on from the pandemic, the Chinese Communist Party clings to it, turning its zero-Covid policy into a political campaign that mandates the participation of 1.4 billion people.
In their precarious existence filled with lockdowns, quarantines and mass testing, the Chinese public puts up a show, 24/7, for an audience of one: the country’s top leader, Xi Jinping, who is expected to secure a third term at an important Communist Party congress next month.'
Some people play their roles with enthusiasm, others with indifference or resentment. No matter what, the Kafkaesque show must go on until Mr. Xi says, “Stop.”
The zero-Covid campaign is probably the clearest testament to the power of Mr. Xi, who proved that he is as capable of mobilizing the masses as Mao Zedong, the founder of the People’s Republic of China, who launched the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.’