Brainwash coupled with absolute aggression against anyone / everyone who 'speaks out against the leader' is a set of obstacles that are very difficult to overcome
Spies everywhere...literally there might not be any establishment, a bar for instance, where any Chinese Patriots can assemble, and create their movement...
Hong Kong doesn't have the absolute aggression, yet, but the 'virus' was extremely effective, for a while, in stopping the street gatherings...and i've read some 'gathering' leaders have been made to 'disappear', idk that to be true but it makes sense as a 'play' by the Chinese .gov against the 'gatherers'
it's not often i'll join in and wanna blame the sheep for being too lazy to 'stand up' for themselves because, the 'reward' for them, after all, IS basic survival by capitulation...meaning they're not killed right away for standing up for themselves...
it's a fluid-choice of mine to think this way, but it's honest
This may be a relevant and interesting interview. A Chinese Lady who left on a student visa and talks a little bit about the situation from their viewpoint. She also calls out Americans for being un-American wimps anymore. It's only about the first 10-15 mins.