The CCP is always praising itself about how “Great Glorious and Correct” it is in every way, especially with regard to it’s handling of emergencies, be it natural or man-made. The COVID-19 crisis is no exception regardless of the fact that the virus has reached most countries worldwide and become a global health emergency.
The CCP’s immediate response was clearly mired covering up the truth when the deadly virus was detected in late December. Yet, the Party continues to promote the efficacy of the regime and lavish compliments on the Chinese President, Xi Xinping, who is looked upon as “The people’s leader” and the only guiding light and “the pillar of the state” according to ‘Seeking Truth,” the Party’s foremost theoretic journal. The President has been praised for his unflappable confidence in the face of the outbreak and seen to be “a “calming balm” on the 1.4 billion Chinese people who are directed impacted by the disaster. However, Governments of the world are shocked to the core by the outbreak of the deadly virus that is still spreading at an alarming rate and beginning to actually question the legitimacy of the CCP. The regime is clearly facing an immediate political crisis.
A book titled “A Battle against Epidemic: China Combating Covid-19 in 2020, promoting Xi Xingping’s management skills and “merits” fighting the epidemic was being prepared to be printed in early February. However, the paean could not be printed due to the epidemic and was taken off major trading platforms.
The Chinese Communist Party officially promoted the book called even though it was reported that it would not be printed or sold on any major trading platforms due to the Covid-19 coronavirus.
The book was nevertheless released “below the radar.” The specific time of listing is unknown.
On February 26, Xinhua News Agency, CCTV and other mainland official media announced in a high-profile that the book “A battle Against the Epidemic” was published by Wuzhou Communication Publishing House and People’s Publishing House under the guidance of the Communist Party Propaganda Department and the State Council Information Office.
Hua Chunying, the director and spokesman of the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, also tweeted on the 28th that the book is currently the first domestic and foreign follow-up to introduce China’s “epic” epidemic prevention and control phased work.
The text version of the book will also be translated into English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and other 5 languages to be published and released as early as February.
Outside observers spotted the book recently on the major trading network’s platform’s shelf. The CITIC Bookstore of Taobao Tmall has marked the pre-sale of “A battle against Epidemic” with “no offer yet.”
The book could not be found on other Taobao bookstores. Internet platforms such as JD.com and Dangdang.com were unable to search for information regarding the book’s presales.
According to the “Apple Daily” report, although there are many books related to the epidemic on the table where the new books are displayed in Shenzhen Book City, the “A battle Against Epidemic” is not listed. On the counter where Xi Jinping’s works were placed, the book was not seen.
Some mainland media sources have revealed that the book was on the shelf but have been removed from all major bookstores and the pre-sale has been suspended.
However, a network spread a recent chat history shows that ” a customer recounted to a staff member of Hao Bookstore that “A Battle Against Epidemic” was seen on the shelf.
The withdrawal of the book from the printing press was due to the impact of the epidemic, and the printing press failed resumption of work as scheduled. As for the specific time of the book’s release, the staff member is unclear and has to wait for the publisher’s notice.
Some netizens consider the release of the book extremely untimely as the epidemic is only beginning. Customers remarked that the CCP Regime is overly touting achievements, and the authorities should remove the book from all online sites.