The Chinese Communist Party Does Not Care About Pandemic-Stricken Chinese People
(Minghui.org) As the “Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus” swept across China the rest of the world, the communist regime has demonstrated its total disregard for human life.
While other countries rushed to offer relief packages to their struggling citizens and businesses, the CCP shows no consideration for the well-being of the Chinese people, which can be seen in the way it has distributed relief supplies, handled ashes of the dead, and enacted risky policies to stimulate the economy.
Relief Supplies Went to Government Officials
It was reported that during the early stage of the lockdown in Hubei Province, the authorities in Ezhou City withheld a thousand tons of vegetables that Guizhou Province donated to the city instead of distributing them to its residents.
The Ezhou officials in charge of the donation gave some of the vegetables to its officials and police force, sold some at high prices on the market, and then let the remaining rot in warehouses.
According to a video posted online on February 18, the wife of a police officer in Ezhou showed off the free fruits and vegetables they were given by the government. The family received so much that they gave three boxes to the wife’s parents. The wife said, “We don’t have a choice – It’s all given to us. Why isn’t your husband a government official?”
A person commented on the Internet, “What’s in the official’s home is rotten food; what’s in people’s homes are rotten corpses.”
Mismanagement of Ashes
Beginning on March 23, funeral homes in Wuhan began to distribute urns to the families of those who'd died of the coronavirus. However, many people suspected that what they were given were not the ashes of their relatives.
A woman said that her mother’s urn had a headpiece of a man’s belt. A man said that his father’s ash bag had ceramic dentures, though his father never had dentures. Another who got ashes of both her mother and uncle said her mother’s ashes weighed two pounds heavier than those of her uncle’s, though her uncle was twice as heavy.
CCP-Style Disaster Subsidy
In contrast to other governments that gave out money to help its citizens through the difficult time, the CCP planned to issue a special bond of at least 1 trillion yuan ($142 billion USD) and force Chinese people to buy the bond and provide the money to the government.
The CCP also pushed companies to resume production as early as February, when the epidemic was still rampant in China. Then it mandated companies to each deposit 500,000 yuan ($71,000 USD) as the virus containment reserve, which the government would take if a worker was found to be infected with the virus or put under quarantine.
As the central government pushed local governments to stimulate consumption, some municipalities came up with a “consumption promotion fund” by withholding money from people’s salaries.
For example, in Huaihua City, Hunan Province, the authorities deducted 2,000 yuan from the-2,600 yuan salaries of local teachers, turned the money into “consumption vouchers,” and forced them to spend the vouchers before May 5; otherwise, they would lose their money.
In Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, instead of giving out cash, the government issued shopping coupons, including 20 yuan off 100 yuan, 35 yuan off 200 yuan, and 45 yuan off 300 yuan. But local resident Qi Huimin said to Radio Free Asia, “It’s not really a discount, because you’re forced to purchase at least 100 yuan in order to receive discounts.”
Another resident in Jinan City, Shandong Province, said, “The government said they are giving out 20 million yuan of tickets at various attractions. But when I went to a local temple, the cashier told me they didn’t accept the tickets from the government. I still ended up paying for the ticket myself.”
On April 12, it was reported by the CCP’s official mouthpieces, “By the end of March, the government had given out 9.3 billion yuan unemployment insurance benefits to and paid 2 billion yuan in health insurance premiums for 2.3 million unemployed workers. The government had also paid a total of 410 million yuan of one-time subsidies to 67,000 unemployed migrant workers.”
Some people commented on Twitter, “Even if the numbers are true, considering the 720 million working population that were locked down at home during the epidemic, the 2.3 million workers who got the benefit only accounted for 0.32% of the workforce. On the other hand, there are 280 million migrant workers in China, and the 67,000 headcount is only 0.0239%.”