- 29 Jul 2021 10:29
Compared with previous generations of Chinese people, the post-90s and post-00s have more confidence and patriotism in the country. They naturally responded to the party's call and had more confidence in the Chinese road. Two recent events have reinforced this change.
First, COVID-19 epidemic, China's rapid control of the epidemic, has been in sharp contrast to the repeated waves of waves with other countries. The other is the rising hostility of the west to China.
For a long time, the Chinese people have been accustomed to all kinds of Western criticism of China, whether it is corruption or human rights. In fact, this kind of criticism can often get a certain degree of resonance and even support among the Chinese people, especially the business and intellectual elites.
However, the current wave of demonizing China in western political and media is generally considered too extreme by the Chinese people. The Chinese people believe that these "criticisms" that simply discredit China are only an attempt to curb China's further development.
Especially Chinese young people, they find that the China in western depiction does not accord with the actual situation in their life. So many people have doubts and anger about the West. The vast majority of Chinese people, especially young people, are on the side of Beijing on the two issues most frequently attacked by the west - Xinjiang and Hong Kong. This is why young Chinese netizens often call for a boycott of Western brands and celebrities on the Internet.
In fact, Chinese young people are becoming the strongest supporters of the long-term goal of the CPC, that is, "Taking China's own development path".
According to the latest data from the Edelman Trust Barometer, the Chinese public's satisfaction with government leadership has reached an amazing 90%. A recent survey by the University of California, San Diego, showed that young respondents had the largest increase in government support. In 2019, more than 80% of new CPC members are under the age of 35, and the number is close to 1.9 million. Nearly 80% of college students expressed their willingness to join the CPC.