The CCP will have you believe that now is not right the right time. Of course the time is not right, they need more time to brainwash the rest of the population that has yet to be brainwashed.
This whole anti-radiation salt drama is the result of a dumbed-down, brainwashed public.
By your measure of when the time is right, that time will never come. The time is never right, there is never enough money, no matter how much you have, and there will always be a disadvantaged lower rung of society.
Now is all we have. If a country like Taiwan can thrive in a free society and democracy, why can't Hong Kong? Much smaller population, so let's drop this whole '1.30 billion is too many to control' sissy-footing line of thought mkay? It'll set the way for the rest of China to follow suit in ways that will suit them, not in ways that others see fit, which will take time but you have to start somewhere.
The intention is lacking. The CCP have NO inclination to release their strangle-hold over the country.