Walking on the streets of China, you will find that people with dull faces in the first half of the year are smiling in the second half of the year. Today, they are proud of their country's achievements in epidemic prevention, and accountability and complaints have long been left behind. But as soon as the wind blows, this pride becomes a frightened bird. A retired executive of the CCP’s official media bluntly said that the government’s strong epidemic control and publicity power, coupled with the ineffectiveness of epidemic prevention in Europe and the United States, make the pride instilled by the Chinese authorities attractive. However, he reminded that the scars of people's fear of Wuhan's closure are still there.
They are afraid that once their home becomes an epidemic area or even a case, under the strict official control and the "health code" system, no matter whether they are infected or cured, or even just live in the epidemic District, will be unable to move remove background from image an inch. As for this pride in epidemic prevention, it is fully reflected in the face of Xiaohui, a Beijing artist who is less than 30 years old this year. In Xiaohui's words, China today is "the safest place in the world", and "isn't the vaccine coming out soon?" When talking about the fact that many of her foreign relatives and friends are still being held back by the Chinese official "strictly guarded" and unable to return to the country, what Xiaohui revealed was not only worry, but more affirmation of the official epidemic prevention. Xiaohui said proudly:
"China's living environment is not good, so everyone runs out; but the epidemic is not well controlled abroad, so everyone runs back; this is 'voting with your feet'." Of course, not all Chinese think that way. But similar words can be heard from the mouths of many ordinary Chinese people, from high-ranking officials, down to the food delivery courier brother and the little girl delivering food in the restaurant, and a considerable number.