Jul 14, 2022
In General Discussion
Zhang Shuling (Central News Agency in Shanghai) On the surface, everything looks the same. Shanghai's barbecue joints were full of customers on Friday night, the city was still alive with activity and the news was full of positive reports. But several people I met recently mentioned that they were considering leaving China. The first is a lawyer who is pessimistic about the current situation, feels that society is going backwards, and believes that political backwardness will eventually affect economic backwardness. The source of the sense of retrogression is related to the revision of the constitution, the control of public opinion, and the policy of "internal photo background removing circulation" of the economy more than two years ago. When he was young, he and his wife were both students studying in the United States. Their daughter was born in the United States and is currently studying in primary school in Shanghai. According to the law, when his daughter is 21 years old, he and his wife can obtain a US green card as a relative. But he thinks of life in Taiwan the most and thinks it is suitable for Chinese people to live here. To this end, he may spend money to buy a passport from a small country in the next few years, obtain the nationality of that country, and then come to Taiwan, "if Taiwanese don't reject mainlanders too much." Then there were two women under the age of 30. They plan to study abroad in two or three years, and plan to live and develop abroad from then on. The main reason is that domestic control in all aspects is becoming more and more strict. Among them, 28-year-old Miss Cheng shared her mental journey. When she first graduated from university, she had no idea of going abroad to study. After working in the publishing industry for a few years, she herself experienced the shock of publishing censorship; her friends in the cultural circles, such as those engaged in movies and rock music, became more and more "boring". For example, the creator of a talk show is also interviewed, but the feature of a talk show is irony.