On November 5, several prominent Chinese Communist Party (CCP) figures, including Hu Xijin and Zhou Xiaoping, publicly expressed dissatisfaction with the regime’s extreme epidemic prevention policies. Some people even termed the CCP “bastards.”
Hu Xijin, dubbed the spokesman of the CCP, posted on Weibo on November 5 that the Chinese could no longer accept the spontaneous and excessively long lockdowns that happen on a large scale. He wrote: “If the authorities continue to make this a priority in epidemic prevention this winter, some local economies will collapse altogether, and people will not be able to survive.”
Zhou Xiaoping, a famous veteran, also couldn’t help feeling furious. On November 5, he posted on Weibo: “These following words are mine. Now you can stop or arrest me. You can also kill me or rip my bones out as you please. I will have to speak out the truth regardless of the consequences. The reality is if you go to the most severely impacted area by the pandemic in the U.S., you only need to lock yourself down for seven days before going home. If you go to the border area of China, where the epidemic is relatively mild, after 70 days, you may not be able to go home. Is this for epidemic prevention, or is it done as a formality? What is the true meaning of all of this?”
The “Veteran Red Guard,” famous for criticizing the West, said: “Even if we need to fight the epidemic to the end, we can’t keep spreading rumors that dead human bodies have been piling up, the medical system has been collapsing, and the aftermath is unbearable outside of China. We can’t promote such a belief simply because it is not true.”
Wang Wen, a professor of the National People’s Congress, claiming to be a patriot, posted, “On the seventh day of quarantine, even though I have an infinite love for the party and the country, I’m also feeling demotivated. Besides poor food and limited travel, the most miserable thing is the nucleic acid test at 2 a.m. every day, which completely eats away my sleep. In addition, a woman in the next room of my house has just been sobbing (because of anti-epidemic measures). The crying is like tearing up my heart. Alas!!!”
Taiwanese artist Huang An who has always supported the CCP, recently expressed anger on Weibo.
On November 4, after returning to Beijing from Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Huang An suddenly received a pop-up message (a notification on all phone users) on his mobile phone, saying that he was “possibly related to high-risk areas in and out of Beijing.” After receiving such a message, Huang An scolded the authorities as a “bastard” on his Weibo.
Huang An has lived in mainland China since 2000. After the outbreak of the COVID pandemic, he often made disparaging comments about Taiwan’s disease prevention policies on Weibo. He supported Chinese state media’s rhetoric to flatter the CCP’s extreme pandemic prevention policies.
However, recently Huang An frequently expressed dissatisfaction with the epidemic prevention policy of the CCP. On November 5, Huang An again lamented on Weibo: “Whoever is sick should go to the doctor and go to treatment. Whatever needs to be done, people with common sense will do. Why can’t you understand such a simple principle? After all, what’s the point of being so stubborn?”
He explained, “I went to a city with a case. I had to quarantine myself for seven days after returning, which was very stupid. When there is one sick person in this small residential area, everyone will have to take medicine and is not allowed to go out while helplessly and hopelessly waiting for further updates, which is very stupid, too. Any area with a case will be blocked. Even when children are sick, they are not allowed to see a doctor. When families have people that pass away, they are not allowed to visit the grave, which is extremely stupid.”
Hoang An also complained on Weibo last month, revealing that during this trip, when scanning the health code at the highway, “the green code turned into a red code.” Because he yelled at the anti-epidemic staff, he was almost arrested by the Chinese police. After receiving many times the iron fist of the CCP, Huang An felt very miserable.
Sound of Hope quoted some netizens commenting: “Even domestic dogs would not be bullied so much. It’s common for a dog slave to bite his owner.”
The ‘second red generation’ criticizes the CCP, revealing the life of the Chinese aristocracy
RFA said that on November 5, Tao Siliang, the daughter of Tao Zhu, a veteran of the CCP, angrily posted on Weibo criticizing Beijing’s extreme epidemic prevention, making it impossible for her and her husband to return home. Currently, Tao Siliang’s post has “disappeared” on WeChat, and the network administrator blocked the post retweeted by Weibo netizens.
According to netizens, Tao Siliang and her husband went to Huzhou, Zhejiang, to join the National Association of Golf General Managers, which inadvertently lifted the curtain on the life of the Chinese aristocracy.
Tao Siliang posted on Weibo, pointing out that the government’s “big data regulation” is unprofessional and too crude, and questioned the Beijing Healthcare App’s responsiveness to the nation’s need for “precise disease prevention.”
Tao Siliang said that she and her husband took a high-speed train from Beijing to Huzhou to participate in this event and had to take nucleic acid tests every day. Then, a red pop-up appeared on her phone when she was about to return to Beijing. Tao Siliang said that within two days, Friday and Saturday, she filled out an appeal form countless times and called the public service hotline dozens of times until late at night. “I have always been a determined person, but this time I was panicking because, for the first time, I experienced the loss and helplessness of having a home but not being able to return,” she said.
Tao Siliang has deleted the Weibo post that caused heated online discussions.
However, netizens revealed that although Tao Siliang said in her Weibo post that she went with her husband from Beijing to Huzhou to participate in the event, she was invited as a guest of the National Association of Golf Directors. Furthermore, this is an activity of the CCP’s aristocracy, and the participants are either rich or powerful. Life is difficult across the country for people confined at home. However, influential people can organize such large-scale gatherings and parties.
According to Golf Guide, on November 1, the 2022 China Golf Club Annual Meeting and the 23rd National Association of General Managers of Golf Clubs opened at the Golf Club in Huzhou Hot Spring.
According to the screenshot of the invitation, Tao Siliang is the president of the AIER Foundation, and many other guests were invited to the opening party.
Tao Siliang attended the event as a guest and her status was the president of the AIER Public Welfare Foundation. According to public information, the Foundation is a charity organization she founded in March 2016.
Sound of Hope quoted netizens’ comments:
“In the context of the repeated epidemic situation in many parts of the country and many social problems caused by the epidemic, powerful and rich people not only fail to speak up about the difficulties of the community but, on the contrary, openly organize such an activity. Have you asked yourselves if it’s appropriate?”
“When we see Foxconn employees walking home due to the pandemic, and when we think about the hardships they’re going through, we need to sympathize with them, because they’re all in this for survival.”
“What about you? What are you doing? Is it because of the golf revival in China? How many people in China are eligible to enjoy this activity? Look at the guest list in this event and how prominent is their identity! Do they need our sympathy?”
Hu Xijin also quickly posted on Weibo, responding to this “second red generation of the CCP.” The article said, “Tao Siliang’s words are trustworthy. Hu believes that Tao Siliang did not fabricate or dramatize her own situation.” Hu added: “Now it’s difficult to get in and out of Beijing. This is detrimental to Beijing’s socio-economic development and its image.”