E08- China Post COVID: Tectonic Force 2 - The Social Contract
The COVID crisis has exposed powerful forces that shape Chinese society, as well as a fundamentally different system of governance. To succeed in this complex environment, it is crucial to understand the dynamic between these elements and the potential fragility of these forces.
The relationship between the government and citizens was solid while everybody was benefiting from the growing economy. However, the COVID crisis exposed the limits of managing a society like a machine, and the resulting loss of trust may have long lasting consequences.