Chinese Citizens Feel ‘Empowered’ after COVID Protests: China Researcher

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Chinese citizens feel empowered after Chinese authorities eased COVID-19 restrictions due to unprecedented protests, Yaqiu Wang, a senior China researcher for Human Rights Watch told Fox News. Wang said, “We often say protest in China is useless because the government is too powerful. But this is an example that if you actually go out and demand for what you want, you get it, or at least you get some of it.” She added, “People feel very empowered because living in this very repressive country, you feel you have no say in how you are governed. You’re depressed because you cannot control your own destiny.”