Recently, the Russia-Ukraine war escalated. Russia implemented a military mobilization order and recruited citizens to fight against Ukraine. However, more than 200,000 soldiers deserted. While in China, a Chinese social network recently released a video, to promote the “patriotism” of the Chinese people and believe that in the event of war. “1.4 billion Chinese people will not hesitate to contribute money and effort.” As a result, the public reaction went against expectations.
When U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan in August, it increased tensions across the Taiwan Strait, and boosted the nationalist spirit of the Chinese people. Recently, the Chinese site bilibili posted a video with the question, “If the country goes to war, are you willing to contribute money or effort?” The video content claims, “There have been public surveys conducted by foreign organizations, 35% of young Americans are ready to join the Army, in Japan only 18%, and in China 85%. In addition, the video also praises the CCP’s growing military strength. China has a vast army and patriotic Chinese should also “contribute money and effort” if war happens.
However, Chinese netizens do not support this video. Vision Times cited Chinese comments, in which netizens left messages and jokes, “I’m ready to cheer”, “I will donate a keyboard”, “I stock up on food, is that okay?”
The entire comment area showed signs of “overturning,”, leading some netizen to say, “I feel relieved when reading comments, at least they are normal people.”
As of 6:30 a.m. on October 1, the video had attracted 17,000 views, but most of the mocking comments have been deleted, only the so-called “patriotic” comments are left.