On October 19, China’s Vice Minister of Public Security Xu Ganlu affirmed at the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ’s national 20th Congress that China is one of the safest countries in the world.
Xu stated according to a survey in 2021 by the National Bureau of Statistics, 98.6% of people feel that they are living in a safe environment.
According to Apollo News, the Vice Minister of Public Security of China’s statements faces a wave of intense protests and ridicule.
On the afternoon of the 19th, the topic “China is the safest country in the world” appeared on Baidu’s hot search.
Some netizens mocked the CCP by citing the June incident in Tangshan when a man sexually harassed a woman but was denied. Then the person and his accomplices beat and seriously injured her and her three friends at the hot pot restaurant, witnessed by many people. The four women have not been seen since.
However, the police responded very slowly and irresponsibly. The thugs who caused the incident have received cover from CCP officials.
Another netizen used the case of a woman chained for many years in Xuzhou, Jiangsu, to prove the opposite of Xu’s statement.
RFA cited human rights lawyer Wu Shaoping saying that there are frequent cases of missing children, abduction, and trafficking of women in China.
Scientist Chen Daoyin says that former U.S. President Roosevelt once proposed the right: freedom from fear. Feeling safe is free from fear. If you define security from this perspective, China is the most unsafe country in the world.
Chen added, in China, people’s freedom is not guaranteed. Officials can harass anyone at any time using various excuses.
Observer Lin Shengliang commented that in China, everything is heavily censored by the CCP. Without transparency, all information and survey data are not witnessed or verified by independent third-party agencies.
What Lin is saying means that it is impossible to verify the accuracy of the 98.6% of Chinese who say they live in a safe environment.