I naively hope for the eventual freedom of all 华人 from the CCP, but people in the mainland are extremely complacent due to their rise in economic status under the current government. The only thing that would cause true mainland revolt and revolution would be if the Chinese economy collapsed.
Is this accurate? Western strategy, as I understand it, from when China opened up in the 70s until now has been to hope that democracy emerges in China from an empowered populace that has the means to demand it for themselves, and who has grown to expect the better conditions that come with wealth.
It seems too soon to call this strategy a failure. Perhaps an economic failure is coming, and people will know what they've lost when they've lost it, but this would hurt the whole world, not just China.
I don't think China can brainwash the whole world to love the CCP. And even if they do, that will make the eventual overthrow of single-party China that much more glorious.
> Two months on, the escalating violence in Hong Kong has taken a heavy toll on the social order. All walks of life in Hong Kong called for a brake to be put on the blatant violence and for order to be restored
Before I read this, I was ready to call on Twitter to nix the ad, but personally I would not draw the line here. I'd like to see more examples before starting a Twitter protest.
Like, if China ran an ad saying, "Hong Kong protesters are attacking police for no reason" then I would say Twitter needs to remove that crap b/c all I see is paid triads attacking innocent people who help triads pick up their phone