Hu Xijin: Farmers need spring ploughing and spring management but can't get down to land. This is not the country's anti-epidemic policy
2022-05-17: [Article Link]
The Magnificent District of Hebei City responded to a family farmer in the county who needed a spring farming tube through a “leader message board” of the People's Network, saying that he could not be issued a permit, as the whole of the county must remain silent and the population must go out of the house. Following the interest and criticism of the Internet in the county's practices, the rejected farmers updated their message by saying “Thanks to the county governments for their support to me, and my spring-busting work has been resolved with the help of the town government and the village council”. Some farmers in the north appear to have been affected in their spring-farming efforts, with video streaming on the Internet indicating that some farmers were forcibly taken from their fields by patrol teams. A media report also showed that a farmer in Hebei had previously worked in violation of the rules of defence and had criticized and apologized to all villagers through a loudspeaker. The current epidemic is serious, but the same delays in the spring-and-spring tubes, where farmers need to work in the fields but are unable to do so, must be the result of a simple and brutal “one-size-fits-all” approach. According to the usual saying, “A year has been missed, by mistake,” even urban people can understand it, and rural cadres can’t understand it. Is it really necessary for all farmers “to go out of their homes” when it is reported that there have been few cases in Mage County since May? I am afraid that the problem is how to get farmers to work without having a control effect, which is difficult for magnetic counties, so that it is simple, preferring to keep the spring pipe a little longer and ensuring that everything is done. At the grass-roots level, there is a need to adapt the evaluation system to provide more accurate and comprehensive guidance. The state’s demand is clearly to fight the disease and the spring-and-spring tubes, but in some cases there is only one head left, where senior leaders need to come forward and make a firm effort to correct such deviations, as well as to put in place practical measures to prevent the recurrence of the same phenomenon in rural areas. Old Hu noted that many of China's cadres have been handled with inadequate control, but few have heard of a place where cadres are handled for simply “one-size-fits-all” control. I think that this is an imbalance, and it is difficult to tell the truth that cadres everywhere have made great efforts to advance prevention and control, requiring precision in every place, especially at the grass-roots level. It is perfectly understandable, and legitimate, to add some insurance coefficients to disrupt the spread of the epidemic at a time when the epidemic is under siege. But those irresponsible “one-size-fits-all” often violate the common sense, and the absurdity of which can be found by maintaining basic responsibility. While it is necessary to exercise caution in dealing with excess vaccinations, if there is an unjustified “one-size-fits-all” that can be understood by everyone and no one is held accountable, the vast majority of those who fall out of the campaign are under-executed, and those who commit their superiors are largely safe with the use of excessive and brutal vaccinations, some grass-roots cadres will misunderstand the value of the current work and assume that nothing else can be sacrificed as long as the epidemic is contained. The fight against the disease is a complex and difficult task that requires that the local cadres take real responsibility and do their utmost around the country's epidemic and to protect the economy and the lives of its people. We want to do both, and not ignore the rest for the sake of one end. If we simply do it, the economy can be left out, with zero, or as long as the economy allows the epidemic to spread, what will the vast social governance teams and institutions around China do? What is so important about social mobilization and cohesion? China’s long-term and sustained success will be achieved only if it locks the epidemic firmly, while maintaining economic and social functioning at a high pace and doing what cannot be done externally.