An app promoting President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party underestimates Chinese skepticism and the emergence of diverse political thought, a result of rapid modernization.

Political dissent and grass-roots movements have been on the rise; critics of President Xi’s regime have become a thorn in the side of the party, as digital censorship is difficult.

The citizens of modern China are far removed from the optimistic and devoted peasants of the revolution, who aligned themselves with the party because of shared disdain of capitalist inequality.

With better education comes critical thinking and discernment. With most of my cousins still in China, I would expect them and the rest of the younger generation to view this app negatively.