Police getting tougher in China: They took action to protest

The Chinese police took action to put an end to the anti-government protests that have been going on for nearly a week.

While the rest of the WORLD is trying to live with the virus, China’s still insisting on its “zero case” policy has led to public frustration. Speaking to Hürriyet, the Berlin-based Science and Policy Foundation (SWP) China expert Dr. According to Angela Stanzel, there was an expectation that the measures would soften after the Communist Party Congress in October, which carried Xi Jinping to a third term. Stanzel said: “Solidization and openings in the economy were expected. But it didn’t happen, that’s the reason for the anger,” he said. Hard closures, along with daily life, are affecting the economy badly. Manufacturing PMI data, which is one of the leading indicators of growth, was below the expectations with 48 in November. Economists predict that the 5.5 percent growth target will not be met.



Regarding the increasingly tough stance towards the activists, Stanzel said, “Authorities and police initially failed to assess the situation. Local police officers were not even able to intervene at all in some cases, which I think came as a surprise to them as well. But now we see that they are behaving differently.” The police’s change of attitude follows the initial reaction from the party to the protests. The Communist Party leadership called the previous day “to put an end to the actions of hostile forces in order to restore social order”.


Still, Stanzel noted that “he did not expect harsh interventions where tanks took to the streets” and said, “I think they will try to scare the public with waves of arrests and trials.” Stating that he does not expect the government to return from the zero-case policy, Stanzel said, “We see that some protesters have called Xi Jinping to resign. We saw similar small actions after the party congress. But I don’t think we’ll see massive protests like in Tiananmen or Hong Kong with deep demands for reform and democracy. “China is still a very nationalist society and they are behind the government on many issues.



Jiang Zemin, the former president of China , Died Yesterday At The Age Of 96 From Leukemia And Multiple Organ Failure. Having come to power after the bloody suppression of the protests in Tiananmen Square in Beijing in 1989, Zemin made China the fastest growing economy in the world between 1993-2003 when he was in office. It is stated that the current leader of China, Xi Jinping, rose rapidly in the Communist Party thanks to his good relations with Zemin.


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