The Chinese Communist Party’s extreme COVID measures have made the Chinese people extremely dissatisfied. Since people in Shanghai launched a protest on Wulumuqi Road on November 26, protests have also broken out in various parts of China, causing the outside world to be very concerned.
On November 27, a forwarded message from a group of Shanghai citizens went viral, claiming to take over the Shanghai city government and join Taiwan. At the same time, the local police also reported that the police force had increased sharply at midnight and the reason is still unknown.
The apartment fire in Urumqi, Xinjiang on November 24 raised questions about the local government’s extreme pandemic measures and hindered disaster relief, saying there were 10 deaths, but residents put the death toll at 44. That further escalated public anger and people all over China took to the streets in unison to protest. Since November 25, protests have spread to many places, including in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Shanghai, Wuhan. The Chinese people chanted slogans such as “Human rights,” “There is no term for a lifetime,” “Anti-dictatorship,” and “Long live the people!”
The “Pincong” forum, which mainly gathers opinions from overseas Chinese and from netizens who bypassed the Chinese Communist Party’s firewall, reposted a notice allegedly made by a group of Shanghai citizens on Telegram on November 27. They urged citizens to gather in Huangpu, Shanghai, at 6 p.m. on People’s Avenue and “storm city hall, take over the Shanghai city government, form a new government, and declare its accession to the Republic of China [Taiwan].”
The notice also urged participants to “bring any weapons possible, and cover their faces as tightly as possible.” They called on all Shanghai citizens to join. Once they take power, they will declare Shanghai join the Republic of China [Taiwan].”
Although it is not possible to confirm whether the notice was made by a group of citizens in Shanghai, according to Philipp, a reporter for Danish radio (DR) in Shanghai, the public protests on November 27 were relatively peaceful, and the police did not resort to violence. A large number of police then began to arrest people, which also aroused public outrage, who demanded the police release them. After that, the police set up barricades at the intersection of Wulumuqi Road and Wuyuan Road.
In addition, on the morning of November 28, on the Wulumuqi Road, which is considered a hot spot for protests in Shanghai, was blocked with a lot of blue barriers, and the police sometimes went on patrol.
Twitter user “Teacher Li is not your teacher” who often shares “news that can’t be reported inside the wall” also shared several photos and videos on November 28. The areas where the protests occurred in the past few days has increased significantly in Shanghai, many subway stations and other places are occupied by a large number of police.
So far, there has been no official response to the “declaration of taking over the Shanghai city government and joining Taiwan but there has been much discussion. Netizens in turn left messages, and Vision Times reported.
One person said, “Those with the ability to think can quickly understand why everyone would want to join the Republic of China [Taiwan].”
“If the Republic of China is established in China, will it become a legitimate government?”
According to public information, Taiwan, once widely represented the Chinese people on the international stage. Taiwan was proclaimed by former leader Sun Yat-sen in Nanjing on January 1, 1912 and it became the first democratic republic in Asia to gain international recognition. When Sun was sworn in as interim president of the Republic of China in Nanjing, he emphasized that “the foundation of the country lies in the people. The Han, Manchu, Mongolian, Hui, and Tibet were united into one country.” At that time, Sun chose Nanjing as the temporary capital, and the five-color flag: red, yellow, blue, white, black the national flag of the Republic of China, symbolizing the five tribes.
As president, Sun proclaimed the Three Principles of the People: “Nationalism, democracy, and the livelihood of the people”, as the founding ideals. In 1924, in his last speech before his death, Sun said, “If you can read and understand thoroughly the Three Principles of the People, you will know how to save China.” The other three principles, “alliance with Russia, alliance with the Communist Party, support of the peasants and workers”, called the “New Three Principles of the People”, was created by Soviet Communist Party adviser Mikhail Borodin for the Chinese Communist Party.