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China’s Zero-Covid Policy Leads to 27 Killed in Bus Crash

A bus that was headed to a Covid quarantine center in China crashed, killing 27 people who had been coerced into quarantine by Chairman Xi.  The incident has gone viral even on the Chinese net, adding to the already volatile situation around Xi’s extremist Zero-Covid policies.

The tensions in China are becoming more and more apparent as the Chinese people, who have endured lockdown after lockdown, missing funeral after funeral. seem to be near having enough with the whole government.  The policy seems mostly to have served two purposes, to keep Xi’s Covid record “clean” leading up to the 20th People’s Congress where he hopes to secure his third term, and to eliminate dissenters, from top to bottom, using Covid as the pretext for the action.


China quarantine bus crash prompts outcry over ‘zero Covid’

A nighttime bus crash that killed 27 people in southwest China this week has set off a storm of anger online over the harshness of the country’s strict Covid-19 policies.
The initial police report did not say who the passengers were and where they were going, but it later emerged they were headed to a quarantine location outside their city of Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province.
The bus with 47 people on board crashed about 2:40 a.m. Sunday. City officials announced many hours later that the passengers were under “medical observation,” confirming reports they were being taken to quarantine.
Following public anger, Guiyang fired three officials in charge of Yunyan district, where the residents had been picked up, the provincial government said Monday. Guiyang’s deputy mayor apologized at a news conference, bowing and observing a moment of silence.
Online, many wondered at the logic behind transporting people outside of Guiyang, accusing the government of moving them…

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