The rising death toll of celebrities and celebrities in China has further cast doubt on the official death toll as the country battles an extreme epidemic that shows little signs of easing.
More than 330 Chinese celebrities, government officials and academics have died since late November, according to the Epoch Times tally. The cause of death was not listed in the obituary or official reports, but is consistent with the latest COVID surge across the country.
The Chinese government continues to grossly underreport the death toll, but high infection rates and widespread reports that hospitals and crematoriums have been overwhelmed point to a much higher death toll than official reports.
According to Wang He, a US-based commentator on China affairs, the rising death toll of high-profile figures is another factor that shows the true scale of the virus. Given that China’s elite typically have access to excellent medical care, “their high number of deaths suggests that his current COVID-19 epidemic situation in China is very serious, brutal and extremely dangerous. ,” Wang said in Chinese. Edition of the Epoch Times.
Another US-based China affairs commentator, Qin Peng, described the spike in celebrity deaths as a “slap in the face” against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The sudden change of course in December was made “for the people.”
Given that the medical system has collapsed amidst the COVID surge and medical supplies are sorely lacking, Qin believes only high-ranking officials are currently given priority for medical care. This means celebrities and academics are locked out just like everyone else.
Still, many Chinese Communist Party officials have died in the outbreak. According to obituaries, more than 60 of his veteran cadres in the Chinese Communist Party’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs have died.
Speaking on The Epoch Times sister media outlet NTD, Qin sees three distinct features in this wave of COVID outbreaks in China. The death toll of party leaders and celebrities soared. And a large number of severe cases and deaths.
These unique features indicate that the virus specifically targets the CCP, Qin said.
“I observed a lot of Chinese people saying that the CCP has done so much evil that the virus really looks like it has eyes and is targeting the people of the CCP,” he said. Told.
Wang agreed, pointing to traditional Chinese beliefs about the reasons for epidemics.
“According to Chinese traditional culture, when this kind of epidemic occurs, it means that a large-scale unjust event has occurred in the world.
He pointed to the Chinese regime’s long list of atrocities against its own people, including the 23-year persecution of the spiritual practice Falun Gong.
Comprising a meditation practice and a set of moral teachings rooted in ancient Chinese beliefs centered on the principles of honesty, compassion, and tolerance, the practice had an estimated 100 million followers by the end of the 1990s. and was very popular in the 1990s. Seeing this as a threat, the Communist regime launched a sweeping persecution of Falun Gong, resulting in the imprisonment of millions of adherents, where they were tortured, brutalized, and forced to harvest their organs. I received
Wang said that during this inhumane persecution, the CCP told many lies to justify it and cover it up.
He urged the Chinese people to reconsider how they view the communist regime and break down its lies. Said.
Xia Dunhou and Chang Chun contributed to the report.