Do you doubt that the Corona epidemic has changed people’s views on life? If you are not sure about this, just take a good look at the fundamental changes taking place in China, in a country that is subject to a very complex social heritage, which has been going on since 140 BC.
For 3 years, China has been fighting the epidemic, which first appeared in the “Wuhan” region, which has transformed from a tea plantation into an icon of urban and technological development. The authorities have used all their medical and repressive methods to control the movement of people and goods, but they have not succeeded in eliminating the epidemic with the logic of “zero Covid”, which President Xi Jinping is determined to do throughout China. to achieve. The last thing the Supreme Leader (Xi) expected from a people accustomed to full loyalty to the government, and even justifying its decisions, is that people begin to become restless, expressing their rejection of the government’s response to the epidemic. , and the disasters committed by state leaders in managing the crisis, and what they saw of corruption in the spending of Disease Control Funds.
The repeated closure of Shanghai, the city of money, the incubator of modern revolutions in China, and the meeting place of intellectuals and foreigners, have led citizens to seek a radical solution to their problems, after rising rents, scarcity of jobs, and the Communist Party’s pursuit of the elite and the youth.
Lying rhinology and isolation
Some have resorted to escaping from the reality around them, through what is known as “lying” in front of the internet, to watch trivial programs, in what we know as “competence”, to isolate themselves from the problems going on around. they, because the state, in their opinion, does not want to listen to their suffering, and society – especially the elderly and officials – demands that they implement whatever the Communist Party considers.
Older generations have a firm belief that “security practices, even if they are oppressive, reflect the national concerns of the state.” Society believes in principles, formed with the formation of the state of China, during the period from 140 to 87 BC, based on the fact that the system of government “places everyone under his paradise” in what is known as “Tian Xia”. The emperor becomes the “son of heaven”, that is, the shadow of God on earth, and that society is governed by a hierarchical and patriarchal system maintained by an elite of tribal leaders and families, whose morals are derived from Confucianism is derived.
The repeated shutdown of Shanghai for two months, and of dozens of major cities, led to the spread of the term “Runology” or “Runxue” in Chinese. Young people there – like others here and around the world – are manipulating the language to escape the control of society and power, and so they invented these words by recombining some forms of the Chinese language and spreading it in English to indicates “escape or emigration” abroad. Some have added another word, to become a third word, which is “study of escape” abroad. The term spread at the beginning of this June – as monitored by research centers concerned with the Chinese issue – and is circulating at a strange speed among those trapped in their homes, who do not receive food or health care, while subject to strict quarantine instructions, without resulting in anything significant to have.
Horror stories broadcast online by city residents, and the large number of suicides among young people, made the “closure a symbol of disappointment with government policy.” This was accompanied by the issuance of President Xi Jinping’s enactment of laws banning the existence of private education centers and foreign university branches, and the implementation of a broad policy known as “the Chineseization of culture” and a return to national identity, whereby the elite, especially those affected by Western education, are persecuted, and communication with foreign churches and institutions is prohibited. Over the past year, after these policies have been implemented, about 120,000 foreigners have left and around Shanghai, investing in educational centers and universities. 150,000 fled Hong Kong, thousands of graduates stayed behind in Europe and America, and thousands of families fled to North America. With the blows (Shi) inflicted on technology companies, there is a shortage of jobs, and pressure on the branches of international companies, some of which are beginning to seek to leave China permanently.
The Communist Party, based on the same rules of imperial rule, finds votes supporting it in all parts of China except for the big cities, especially Shanghai, which has irreversibly changed the political structure in China since 1911, when its cultural and military elite arose, and allied with members of the Communist Party, to save the Chinese nation from the colonialism that had torn the country apart, from the second half of the 19th century. This elite still believes in the authority of the leader, to achieve stability and ensure the unity of the state, but rejects the Communist Party’s dominance of government decisions, people’s lives and the economy. The elite points out that economic reform in the state would not have succeeded if the Communist Party had continued to control a society in which social homogeneity had declined, with regular movement within cities and between regions, inequality in income and a high level of education, with a large number of unemployed and immigrants, and the presence of organized opposition activist Trade Unions, and the “Phalungong” group rejecting communist principles, which the party accepts as an alternative doctrine for a society that still in the majority at the principles of Confucianism.
The term “renology” is no longer just synonymous with the term “migration”, but has become a study of the cause of flight, where and how? Young people exchange information on how to migrate so that some do not drift like blind people without knowing the consequences. WeChat showed that search terms for immigration to Canada increased by 440% at the beginning of last April.
A new look at life
Data from the government’s National Development and Reform Commission indicate that students who returned from abroad during 2021, numbering one million young people, did not get jobs, at a time when the president is calling for the need to benefit from talented envoys. Some of the returnees are relatives of members of the Communist Party, while the majority seek to work in a “highly competitive environment with little chance of success”.
The closure of Shanghai has shown that people’s submission to arbitrary government policies not only clashes with their political and physical freedom, but also with the new generations’ view of life, which has been changed by the disaster of the epidemic.