However, the pneumonia crisis has shown that Hong Kong people in general (including Taiwanese and mainlanders) have a far better sense of crisis than Western people. And they have long known that China's official statistics are not credible, so they have already formulated a private epidemic prevention plan. However, Westerners generally still naively believe the data of the Chinese government and the announcements of their own governments, and judge that the epidemic is not serious. This kind of blind faith is not Western, because Western democratic societies have always emphasized independent thinking rather than credulous politicians.
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