“As welcoming and encouraging as the protest/pro-democracy demonstrations across China are, they do not present an existential threat to the CCP regime.” These words were spoken to The Two Mikes’ guest Rick Fisher from the International Assessment and Strategy Center (ISAC).
Mr. Fisher is one of the country’s most knowledgeable and accurate China analysts. Mr. Fisher said that the CCP has not yet started to crackdown on the demonstrators, but is biding its times while the country’s omnipresent cameras and facial recognition equipment do their job, and thereby allow the Chinese police to pursue and punish many of the protestors when the demonstrations have subsided and the world’s attention faded.
Mr. Fisher said that the opposition to Covid restrictions alone cannot carry the day for the protestors, but it could be a much different story if the West stopped energy and food exports to China. That action, however, is nowhere on the horizon.
Mr. Fisher did say that the quick spread of the protests across the breadth of China was “curious” and speculated that that fact might suggest that some help from the security services may be going to the demonstrators. He also noted that most successful revolutions require some kind of support — rhetorical and/or material — from external sources, but the Western democracy-mongers are now all but silent because they are pro-CCP or in the pay of that regime.
Mr. Fisher had a good many more interesting insights on the threat posed to the United States — which the Biden regime is ignoring or, perhaps, assisting — and though this episode is longer than our average, it is very much worth listening to.