China acts against COVID policy critics, suspends social media accounts

China has reportedly taken action to suspend or shutter the social media accounts of more than 1,000 critics of its policies regarding the nation's COVID-19 outbreak.

of more than 1,000 critics of its policies on the COVID-19 outbreak. The Chinese Communist Party imposes strict limits on free speech, with previous methods prompting widespread protests in major cities. China will no longer bring criminal charges against people who have been accused of violating border quarantine regulations, and those in custody will be released. 

The official China Daily newspaper website said the adjustments were made after"comprehensively considering the harm of the behaviors to the society and aim to adapt to the new situations of the epidemic prevention and control."China's Transportation Ministry

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Hmm. That sounds strangely familiar. This is a communist dictator is the china the dust to big ..make them be human is there want later i born baby out there have wisdom be king bird at new earth They probably hired everyone that Elon fired with their experience in silencing information. China wants to scare us.

Well they are a communists country. I mean they send people to camps for having a thinking mind If China needs mentoring on how to control the media, I am sure they could seek guidance from the Democratic party. Sounds like Democrat run America How American of them. Sounds just like the Biden admin. Predictable…

China says 'difficult to tell' true COVID death toll as it begins surveysA China Embassy official said China will 'disclose information on deaths and severe cases in accordance with the principle of truth, openness and transparency.' ' ... Our principle on truth, openness and transparency being that we don't have that .' China is known for their transparency... This checks out

Thank God we live in America where that could never happen.... Sounds familiar China or Elon? Just like the democrats. Commies gonna commie Should the headline be 'China acts like US, suspends social media accounts of critics' or vice versa?

Travelers from China must now test negative for COVID to enter the U.S.The U.S. has started requiring all travelers from China to test negative for COVID, even though many experts think it won't help much.

CDC has tested wastewater from aircraft amid concerns over Covid-19 surge in China | CNNThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has 'done some very preliminary work' to do wastewater testing with airlines, Lori Tremmel Freeman, chief executive officer for the National Association of County and City Health Officials, said Wednesday. There have been growing concerns among public health officials to ramp up monitoring for coronavirus variants amid a Covid-19 surge in China. Sadly in my home country Thailand they are getting ready to welcome Chinese tourists! I fear another outbreak of Covid variants!!Thailand thailandtourism CovidIsNotOver There will be another surge of covid because of the way China has handled it. Once they break down and allow foreign made vaccines and get their population vaccinated it won't be so bad, but until then....

China's big cities are starting to look past Covid, while rural areas brace for infectionsChina will likely be able to live with Covid-19 by the end of March, based on how quickly people have returned to the streets, according to Macquarie. true I was vaccinated only 1 shot Pfizer in April 2021 . I got covid in January 2022. I didn’t feel nothing. It was just runny nose 2-3 days . And a little rush on my skin . That’s it no fever no loss of taste 👅 nothing . I haven’t worn mask 😷 or kept distance. I am totally fine .

As COVID-hit China reopens to the world, countries put up travel barriersWith China days away from dropping border controls that have effectively shut it off from the rest of the world for three years, countries are lining up to impose curbs on travellers from China to contain its raging COVID-19 outbreak. That sure wasn’t the head line when Trump stopped travel from China…. Imagine that, after allowing this Goddamn thing, this COVID crap, to vester and spread, getting super strong/er, going to open up the flood gates of hell on the rest of the world, deju vu all over again... Fauci's a criminal against humankind *Western countries

Taiwan offers China help again to deal with COVID surgeTaiwan has again offered to provide China with assistance to help it deal with a surge in COVID-19 cases but Chinese authorities have not yet responded, official Taiwan media reported late on Thursday. Just acting Crazy province Just a joke.

Former Assistant Secretary of State Robert Charles joined 'Fox & Friends First' to discuss the surge of COVID cases in China and Kim Jong Un vowing to bolster North Korea's nuclear weapons.WHO ) has also called for greater transparency from the People's Republic.Facebook.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has “done some very preliminary work” to do wastewater testing with airlines, Lori Tremmel Freeman, chief executive officer for the National Association of County and City Health Officials, said Wednesday.

China has reportedly suspended or closed the social media accounts of more than 1,000 critics of its policies on the COVID-19 outbreak.  The Sina Weibo social media platform said it had addressed 12,854 violations, permanent bans on 1,120 accounts and attacks on experts, scholars and medical workers. "Since COVID-19 is treated as a Class-B instead of Class-A infectious disease in China, there is an adjustment in COVID data updates and the frequency of their publication," Liu said. The company said Thursday it"will continue to increase the investigation and cleanup of all kinds of illegal content and create a harmonious and friendly community environment for the majority of users." The Chinese Communist Party imposes strict limits on free speech, with previous methods prompting widespread protests in major cities." He argued that the recent reforms being taken in China's COVID-19 strategy did not mark a departure from the country's approach adopted in the beginning of the pandemic.  AS COVID RAVAGES CHINA, US EXPANDS TESTING SYSTEM FOR INCOMING TRAVELERS While the Chinese Communist Party has relied on its health care professionals to justify stringent mitigation efforts, the country has quickly moved to roll back restrictions, leading to a new surge. “Certainly, expanding the wastewater surveillance just is another data point that can be helpful, and it’s a less-intrusive way of doing disease surveillance.

  China will no longer bring criminal charges against people who have been accused of violating border quarantine regulations, and those in custody will be released." People gather at the Bund on New Year's Eve on December 31, 2022 in Shanghai, China.  A man wearing a face mask shops for Chinese Lunar New Year decorations at a pavement store in Beijing Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. Yifan Ding/Getty Images Liu also sought to dispel the notion that China was unprepared for the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases wrought on after the easing of longstanding restrictions. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) The official China Daily newspaper website said the adjustments were made after"comprehensively considering the harm of the behaviors to the society and aim to adapt to the new situations of the epidemic prevention and control." Cases and hospitalizations are on the rise, even as authorities say Lunar New Year travel is expected to double over the same period last year. "As Omicron becomes much less fatal, the call for normal life and for normal work becomes louder and the Chinese government has heard this call," Liu said,"and so on the basis of scientific assessment of the pandemic, also of course, in reference to some other countries' experiences, China has shifted the focus of the of the policies. “Also, there’s been a decrease in testing across China.

On Friday, China's Transportation Ministry called for reduced trips and gathering, particularly if they involve those who are especially at risk of severe illness. Vice Minister Xu Chengguang told reporters people using public transportation are also urged to wear masks and closely monitor their health." "Though infections are still spreading," he added,"the pandemic is on the whole predictable and under control in China, which will soon lead to a new stage of stable and orderly economic and social development. China is continuing with a plan to end mandatory quarantines for those arriving from abroad, starting Sunday, in addition to dropping a requirement for students at city schools to to enter campus when classes resume Feb. 13." "I think life and work has come back to normal in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and some other megacities," he added.  People wearing face masks walk along a street in Beijing, Friday, Jan. China has insisted that its Covid-19 data is transparent despite its strikingly low official figures, given the rapid spread of the virus and the relatively low vaccine booster rates among the elderly.

6, 2023. "Now, we are now closely monitoring the COVID situation in some other parts of China, especially in the rural areas, some in the countryside," Liu said. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) The city education bureau said in a statement Friday that while schools can move classes online if there are new outbreaks, they must return to in-person instruction as soon as possible. Chinese health authorities publish a daily count of new cases, severe cases and deaths." This is a developing news story. Those numbers include only officially-confirmed cases and use a narrow definition of COVID-related deaths. Since the government ended compulsory testing, letting people with mild symptoms test themselves and convalesce at home, authorities say the government can no longer provide a full accounting of the state of the latest infections..

On Saturday, the National Health Commission reported 10,681 new domestic cases, and three new deaths were reported over the previous 24 hours. Medical workers check on an elderly patient as he arrives to an emergency hall in a hospital in Beijing Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) The numbers are reportedly smaller than estimates being released by some local governments. The eastern Zhejiang province announced Tuesday it was seeing about 1 million new cases a day.

on Saturday rolled out rules for strengthened monitoring of viral mutations, including testing of urban wastewater. It called for increased data gathering from hospitals and local government health departments and stepped-up checks on"pneumonia of unknown causes." If a variant emerges in an outbreak, it is found through genetic sequencing of the virus. .

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