According to a December 7 article from Reuters, China just “announced the most sweeping changes to its resolute anti-COVID regime since the pandemic began three years ago,” largely in response to the largest mass protests the regime has seen since Tiananmen Square in 1989.
The December 2022 issue of Global Market Perspective identified the mass protests as a manifestation of extreme negative mood cresting in the wake of “the bear market of the past 21 months in Chinese stocks.” And zooming out, the Chinese stock market saw its all-time high more than 15 years ago.
Socionomists have found that negative mood trends are prime environments for authoritarian vs. anti-authoritarian conflict.
Learn more in our classic article, “Authoritarianism vs. Anti-Authoritarianism: The Tension Boils Over as Negative Mood Deepens.”
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