In August 2020,The Washington Post—which is owned by the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos—ran a story with the headline: “Trump views China’s Communist Party as a threat. Young Chinese see it as a ticket to a better future.” This is fake news at its worst.
Before diving into the details of this obviously ludicrous article, let me offer a real-world example of one ex-Chinese youth who would vehemently disagree with this outrageous contention.
Several years ago, my parents adopted a little girl from China. She was an orphan (thanks to China’s One Child Policy) who assuredly did not have a “ticket to a better future” because of China’s Communist Party.
In fact, had she not been adopted by my parents, her ticket to a better future in China would have likely included one-way trips to worlds of poverty, prostitution, and pain. Fortunately, she was rescued from a life of despair in a totalitarian dictatorship.
Interestingly, after coming to the United States and learning the language and customs of her new homeland, she has totally disavowed her birthplace. Why, you might ask? Well, according to her, being a youth in China (especially while in a government-run orphanage) was a hellish experience replete with abuse, indoctrination, and despair.