Given how the past few years have gone, do you really think anyone is that lucky?
One would hope so, but I doubt it. I think they are just increasing the oppression because they can. I will believe something changed when the first chinese soldiers start fragging their officiers and local politicians.This is not the behaviour of a state that feels secure.
One would hope so, but I doubt it. I think they are just increasing the oppression because they can. I will believe something changed when the first chinese soldiers start fragging their officiers and local politicians.
And it will, eventually; because authoritarianism is not only expensive, but also destructive towards any and all potential revenue streams that might conceivably help to pay for it.that wont come until the moment where the first chinese soldiers don't recieve their paychecks.
Once that happens...
Reuters said:China reported 35,183 new COVID-19 infections on Nov. 25, of which 3,474 were symptomatic and 31,709 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Saturday, setting a new high for the third consecutive day.
That compared with 32,943 new cases a day earlier – 3,103 symptomatic and 29,840 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately.
Excluding imported cases, China reported 34,909 new local cases on Friday, of which 3,405 were symptomatic and 31,504 were asymptomatic, up from 32,695 a day earlier.
There were no deaths, keeping fatalities at 5,232. As of Friday, mainland China had confirmed 304,093 cases with symptoms.