The outbreak of the novel coronavirus ruined Wuhan for three months. The government has reported over 2,000 deaths. The Wuhan Communist Party Secretary, Wang Zhonglin, decided to plan an “education” campaign to teach people to “be grateful to Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).”
On March 6, Changjiang Daily, a newspaper under the Wuhan Party Committee, reported that Wang gave the order on March 5 to conduct the “be grateful” education campaign for the cadres and citizens of Wuhan. “Be grateful to Xi Jinping, be grateful to the CCP, listen to the Party, and follow the Party, to form a strong positive energy.”
Chinese social media opposed it overwhelmingly.
On March 7, Changjiang Daily deleted that report. The WeChat posting under its official account was also removed.
Related postings on Chinascope:
- Leadership: Background of the Two Hubei Officials Who Were Removed from Their Positions
- Leadership: Conflicting Messages Between National Health Commission and Hubei Province
- Leadership: A Political Controversy: Head of National Health Commission Praised Wuhan Mayor
- Leadership: “The General Secretary Came to My Home”
- Leadership: The Hype and Stop of the Book “The Great Power Fighting Epidemic”
Excerpt in Chinese:
Source: Radio Free Asia, March 7, 2020