I've been following the developments there ever since before COVID went global and a lot has happened but let's just look at the most recent events:
1. No more freedom of religion in Hong Kong. They've also arrested a 90 year old Catholic cardinal.
2. 0 COVID policy is getting ridiculous, you have millions of people locked in their homes in big cities like Shanghai or even entire provinces. The thing is, lockdown should last 14 days but whenever someone in your building tests positive for COVID they reset the counter for the whole building. Now they've reset the counter for everyone, just because. Some people have been locked up for 2 months now. Potentially more people will die from starvation or suicide than would ever die if there were absolutely no measures implemented against COVID. Another thing is that this caused the biggest port in the world to be closed, which will severely disrupt supply chains on a global scale.
3. Most Chinese people can no longer leave the country. Their passports are being shredded, as well as foreign green cards.
4. A lot of businesses are moving out of China and setting up shop elsewhere (Vietnam mostly), which will probably have huge impact on Chinese economy.
5. China and Eritreia are the only countries in the world who voted against UN investigation into potential war crimes in the Russian/Ukrainian war.
6. The official US policy on Taiwan has changed. The Department of State has changed its Taiwan relationship website. The sentence "The US does not support Taiwan independence." has been removed.
And that's just a few of the recent news coming from there. It's actually pretty scary reading/hearing all about it and what it will all lead to. Potential uprising when people can no longer stand being oppressed so much? CCP has even banned the first line of Chinese national anthem from the Internet and media as people started shouting it out aloud from their windows when locked up (the line in English reads "Stand up! Those who refuse to be slaves!").
I wonder what are other people's thoughts on the current situation in China and where will it lead potentially.