After U.S. President Donald Trump was admitted to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to be treated for COVID-19, people from all over the United States travelled there to express their support. In a live coverage, The Epoch Times interviewed people of all ethnicities, including Chinese immigrants from New York. People gathered outside the medical center with their sleeping bags, tents, along with a large number of media on the scene.
I wonder if Chinese leader Xi Jinping and his top-ranking officials have seen this spontaneous and sincere support from the public. It is absolutely different from the arranged audiences frequently set up during officials’ inspection tours in China for publicity purposes.
Xi’s belated well-wishes seems like an indication of his embarrassment.
I hope Xi will wake up from his dream to make China great. The strength of a nation comes from the wholehearted support of the people and that’s what makes America great—it’s not merely a slogan.
Xi and his top officials should hear the voices of the Chinese people gathered at the medical center. They support a president who truly cares for the people, and they hope people can vote for their own president in China.
Meanwhile, the CCP should ask itself, how long will they be able to stay in power?
When half of China was covered by torrential flooding and the northeast was hit by typhoons, top CCP officials simply turned a blind eye and hid themselves. How can they claim to represent the people of China?
In the face of international isolation, the CCP continues its “wolf warrior” diplomacy and attacks international communities from all aspects. Have they ever thought about whether they are qualified to represent China? When the U.S. government strictly distinguishes between the Chinese Communist regime and the Chinese people, what right does the CCP have to dispute that?
When the CCP leadership decided to conceal the pandemic and regarded the people of Wuhan as if they were ill-fated, they turned themselves into enemies of the people. When they decided to lock down Wuhan, deceive the world along with the World Health Organization, and constantly condemn other countries for closing borders, they have turned themselves into an enemy of the world.
When the CCP continues to persecute Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, Tibetans, ethnic Mongolians in Inner Mongolia, Falun Gong adherents, and other religious groups and dissidents, they should learn that their brutal actions have already determined their fate in history.
Those who showed support for Trump showed the top CCP officials what the real public opinion in America is.
Zhong Yuan is a researcher focused on China’s political system, the country’s democratization process, its human rights situation, and Chinese citizens’ livelihood. He began writing commentaries for the Chinese-language edition of The Epoch Times in 2020.
Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.