China expert Gordon Chang criticizes the admiration of the global left for the Chinese system of government

Gordon Chang, a Gatestone Institute fellow and China expert, responded when asked how often left-wing figures in the western world admire China’s strong system of government.

Chang was asked about organic protests emerging in the world’s most populous country against coronavirus lockdown mandates and a deadly Urumqi apartment fire.

“You are all wrong,” he said, citing the head of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, among others. “[Following] The fire on the 24th in Urumqi, immediately there were protests across China: north, south, east, west. These were spontaneous. They weren’t coordinated. No guides. People were out on the streets.”

Chang said Chinese civilians were also protesting the COVID mandates, which he says contributed to the Urumqi tragedy.

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“They also said ‘Down with Xi Jinping,’ the Chinese ruler, and ‘Down with the Communist Party.'”

Chang said the protesters understand that the CCP’s brutal rule under Xi is the “main cause” of their dispute and the suppression of human rights.

“His system isn’t working.”

Host Mark Levin added that Schwab, the 84-year-old German engineer who now heads the globalist organization, had previously called China’s system a “role model” in many ways.

In an interview with China’s state press, Schwab reportedly said, “We should be very careful when enforcing any system, but the Chinese model is certainly a very attractive model for a whole range of countries.”

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U.S. President Joe Biden (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands prior to their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit Monday, November 14, 2022 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

U.S. President Joe Biden (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands prior to their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit Monday, November 14, 2022 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.
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Another global leader of the political left, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, said in 2013 that China’s “simple dictatorship actually allows them to turn their economy upside down on a dime” and that his remarks conveyed a “level of admiration” for the country from the Toronto Sun.

Recently, in 2019, President Biden said the Chinese are “not bad people, folks” – “China will eat our lunch? Come on man.”

Biden’s comment drew criticism from both parties at the time, from Donald Trump, Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, retweeted a reference to Biden’s remarks, writing, “This isn’t going to age well.”

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In his interview with Levin, Chang said that the protesting Chinese citizens were declaring that people like Schwab were “wrong”.

Lockdown orders and restrictions in China have “gone far beyond disease control,” he added.

“This has gone so far that the Communist Party can ensure that the Chinese people are actually imprisoned.”

If the Chinese government were genuinely concerned about the virus spread, it would build new intensive care units rather than reportedly larger holding facility-type installations that could be used in other ways.

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