I do not think your criticism amounts to anything of value. I bet it is soft-lipped, wrapped in layers of cotton, carefully-worded, avoiding sensitive issues (what is not sensitive in China?) and probably behind the walls of VPN and through LINE or WhatsUp if you really dared to ask for, for example, real, deep, serious change.
Yet you, like those in Russia, Turkey or many others, are very much powerless to ask for or cause real change. For instance, they cannot argue and protest against if a man in power decides that he is too essential and indispensable for the good of his people, hence decides in power for another term and maybe longer, can they?
I used to have some faith in the speed and efficiency of authoritarian (not tyrannical) one-man/one-party systems.
But it seems to me that, in the long term, these systems tend to corrupt for sure due to lack of oversight, checks and balances, accountability, and lack of multi-logue.
Russia in Ukraine, Iran in dress-code protests, China in pandemic management.
Surge in cases depletes workforce, from factories to food delivery
Politicians and governments make mistakes. Then, there should be accountability. Normally, accountability is assumed at the highest level. It is expressed through elections and change in power, if not through resignation.
Anyways, it is 'their country, their problem,' from my perspective. I say let every country be. If people do not change, governments won't change. Every people is governed the way they deserve.
As you see, I only jump in and express my view when I see efforts to whitewash one's party/regime by simply pointing fingers at others, especially on this pandemic issue, in which we, most of the rest of the world, were on the same ship and experienced similar hardships in varying degrees.