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China is now under incredible pressure from both its people and the rest of the world to contain the coronavirus. While working hard to stop the spread, it is also trying to maintain full control of its people. Within the country, many citizens are obeying orders and following instructions from the regime. Some cracks are showing, however, as seen in the spike of “we want freedom of speech” social media posts following the death of Dr. Li. Only time will tell if the coronavirus emergency will strengthen or weaken the government’s control over the country.