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.
But this time, many people's judgment on the epidemic company banner design is based on government information, which makes people feel that although Westerners have learned to live independently since childhood, because their country has always been developed and comfortable for a long time, once the real crisis comes, they will be helpless and do not know what to do. How to strain. I remember a few years ago when I first came to teach at a German university. After an exam, I asked students in class what they thought about the exam papers. A local student spent a few minutes criticizing my test questions for being too esoteric, and the knowledge being assessed was irrelevant.
Afterwards, the student came to me and asked me not to mind his harsh criticism in class that day, because because of the history of World War II, they were Germans who learned to question authority since childhood and did not easily believe the words of politicians. After the pneumonia incident, I was quite suspicious of what this classmate said. Since most Germans are accustomed to doubting the government, why do they believe in the words of the German government even the Chinese government, which is known for its lack of integrity? It's a pity that this classmate has been out of school for a long time, so I can't ask him for advice. Therefore, everyone should not underestimate the wisdom and sense of urgency of Hong Kong people. Our young people are not Hong Kong children, but people with judgment.