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I’m just so tired of the narrative that the Communist Party lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty. I mean once you’ve run the country into the ground with the Great Famine and the Cultural Revolution and 30+ million people died, there’s kinda nowhere else to go but up.
Right now, they're singling out . But tomorrow it'll be Journalist X. And later Journalist Y and Z. It can happen very quickly. And of course, there's always something wrong with the reporter. They'll go back ten years to find something you misreported if they have to.