Updated: Aug 5, 2022, 21:55 IST
It doesn’t often happen that ordinary Chinese say publicly that they’re disappointed with their government. That they’re ashamed of their government. That they want to renounce their Communist Party memberships. And that they think the People’s Liberation Army is a waste of taxpayers’ money.
It’s even rarer that such angry comments come from the kind of nationalists who usually support whatever their leaders demand of them.

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Many Chinese social media users mocked the government for not taking military action to stop Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, saying it hadn’t lived up to its tough rhetoric

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