Will COVID-19 Bring Down the Chinese Communist Party?

March 23, 2020 Updated: March 23, 2020

In 1981, U.S. President Ronald Reagan said: “It is the Soviet Union that runs against the tide of human freedoms and human dignity.”

Naysayers contended that the Soviet Union would never fall—right up until Dec. 26, 1991, when it did exactly that. The Soviet Union was no more. Reagan was proven right. Reagan understood that the Soviet Union—despite its apparently invincible army and other outward signs of strength—was riddled with internal contradictions and weaknesses. This was only apparent to the world when the wall came down and the Soviet Union was exposed as the paper tiger it had always been. Totalitarianism is always a fraud.

Could this scenario be the case today in China, which has been in the chokehold of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since 1949—a regime that is now being severely tested by a very nasty virus?

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