Suchard wrote:Nothing you have written makes any sense to me. Governments of freely elected politicians with an army of public servants in their bureaucracies are disposed to act in the general good and would not be involved in a conspiracy to make their populations sick. I cannot see how making a virus that harms so many of their population and their industry helps the Chinese Communist Party. Your unsupported theory is absurd on its face value.
China's economy and political system is well suited to be the major winner from the pandemic.
This is for a variety of reasons:
1) As their economy is based on manufacturing instead of services, the pain they feel from lockdowns is a lot less than the pain felt by western economies. This means that a lockdown has a lot less economic impact on China than it has on the West.
2) They can manage lockdowns a lot better than western countries because they are a totalitarian dictatorship where citizens obey the dictats of the government. This means that the lockdowns in China are more effective and thus permitting her economy to open up faster than the west's.
However, as this is a marathon instead of a 100m sprint, the west with its superior vaccine technology will very likely eventually turn to normality before China who has no effective vaccine to combat the virus as most of its technology is based on copyright theft and copy/pasting.
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