Very often the West did not try to understand Chinese and China. They usually apply western logic thinking to Chinese which caused many misunderstanding and misjudgment.
A British journalist , Martin Jacques who had studied in depth of China, has written books and speech talking about China, and pointing out the misjudgment by the west due to insufficient understanding of Chinese.
When Chinese people is facing national disaster, pressure and external pressure, Chinese will be much adhered together to fight against. This is evidenced by many past events, such as Japanese invasion, the SAAD system in South Korea, oppression of Huawei by the US, trade war, etc.
Despite there is black hand behind COVID-19 breakout, feeding anti-Chinese government propaganda, fake negative news against any contribution done by Chinese government (eg building two specialized hospitals in 10 days, the decision to conceal Wuhan etc. ), racism actions and behaviors overseas against Chinese and Asian people, putting equal mark between China and virus, etc. there are no short of Chinese people standing out to support Chinese and their government.
Chinese people understand that there are issues with the government, which is normal in any government on earth, instead of wanting to replace the government, Chinese people want to improve their government. People also aware that it is not the right timing to discuss politics, but focus on fighting virus.
A Wuhan nurse shaved her hair to save time in daily personal care, in order to have more working time. There are many other medical personnel shaved their hairs as well. Many also wearing adult nappies to save toilet time for medical work. All these are self motivated, not by order.
This implies that people are happy and support current government and political system, but prefer to address issues and enhance their government, not replacing it. The western propaganda works against their will, and make Chinese people stand with their current government.
There were propaganda flooding our social platforms to create panics and conspiracy that virus could be leaked from Wuhan Virus Labs, resulted opposite version claiming the virus can only infect Asian people, implying China was attacked with bio weapon which targeting only Asian. In fact, there is proper academic paper published the discover of the virus which is more likely to infect Asian (94%) than black and white people due to ACE2 protein:
The propaganda of the fall of CCP due to Covid-19, again, making Chinese to fully support their central government and high morale to fight the virus. Chinese central government has strong immunization system against malicious media attacks through the years.
People knows that their government actually brought China out of poverty, and bringing China to a super power state. Until today, the west is still failed to understand that external pressure is enhancing people’s trust and support to Chinese government.
Chinese can be spoiled, but not oppressed.