Full details of this story and many other fascinating tales of China can be found in “Revolution Is a Dinner Party.”
When it comes to China’s political theater, one can safely say that it is all the same old drama. What has changed appears to be the audience’s attitude. In a very recent rude awakening, the Chinese Communist Party learned just how unsympathetic the Chinese people have become toward the Party. On April 15, 2013, “People’s Forum”, an online forum managed by the Party’s mouthpiece People’s Daily, put out a multiple choice survey on question about “Confidence, beliefs and ideology.” But they made a serious mistake by providing “I don’t agree” answer as one of the choices. The survey result was so embarrassingly bad that the survey was promptly pulled down and its result wiped out, but not before some netizens captured some damaging screenshots.
The survey result is translated as follows:
1. Do you agree that the Chinese Communist Party has enough
courgage and wisdom to push forward the Reform?
Votes Percentage i) I Agree Completely 170 7.41% ii) I Agree 135 5.88% iii) I am Not Sure 304 13.25% iv) I Disagree 1685 73.45% 2. Do you agree with the assertion that “Adhere to and
develop Socialism with Chinese Characteristics is in the fundamental interest
of the vast majority of the people?”
Votes Percentage i) I Agree Completely 120 5.25% ii) I Agree 103 4.51% iii) I am Not Sure 207 9.06% iv) I Disagree 1856 81.19% 3. Do you agree with the assertion that “Only the Chinese
Communist Party is capable of leading us on the journey to develop Socialism
with Chinese Characteristics?”
Votes Percentage i) I Agree Completely 110 4.80% ii) I Agree 96 4.18% iii) I am Not Sure 194 8.46% iv) I Disagree 1894 82.56% 4. What do you think of the “One party rules while multiple
parties participate” system?
Votes Percentage i) I Agree Completely 159 6.93% ii) I Agree 124 5.41% iii) I am Not Sure 177 7.72% iv) I Disagree 1833 79.94%
- The original survey result, which was swiftly wiped out from the Forum, is captured in a screenshot as below:
Details of this story and many other fascinating tales of China can be found in “Revolution Is a Dinner Party.”