The Chinese regime responded to the pandemic by covering up and silencing whistleblowers, then when it was too late to ignore, officials enacted brutal, draconian measures on its own citizens—all whilst propaganda was spread internally through state-run media.
The U.S. response meanwhile was humane, spotlighting the contrast between how a free society handles a crisis versus a tyrannical regime. Experts told The Epoch Times that free speech and freedom itself is core to how effectively a government responds to crisis, emphasizing the values of transparency and compassion.
During the early stages of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which first emerged in Wuhan in December, the Chinese Communist party muzzled and arrested whistleblower doctors, citizen journalists, scholars, and business people who sought to expose the truth about the virus.
Li Zehua, a former anchor for Chinese state broadcaster CCTV, was the third video blogger arrested in the outbreak epicenter of Wuhan. His story is just one of many similar stories of censorship, as documented by The Epoch Times. Full Story - Epoch Times - Bowen Xiao
What started as a catastrophe for China is shaping up to be a moment of strategic opportunity, a rare turning point in the flow of history. Suddenly, the protests in Hong Kong, carrying a mortal threat to political stability in the mainland, became a physical impossibility. More important, the pandemic set in motion a global competition, to contain the virus, for which China and the Chinese Communist Party seem uniquely prepared