Rumors are coming true: Beijing is on lockdown

Human Rights 05/16/22, 10:06

Local officials immediately denied rumors of Beijing being under lockdown to combat the Covid-19 outburst on May 12. However, recent data shows that the rumors were well-founded. At a press conference that day, the Beijing Municipal Government's spokesman Xu Hejian, dismissed the information. He told residents not to believe in unverified ...

Beijing citizens’ growing dissatisfaction amid signs of lockdown

Human Rights 05/15/22, 10:36

The Beijing government is showing signs of Covid lockdown despite their denial. A number of communities in the China capital express their dissatisfaction. A video from U.S.-based media shows that China’s zero-Covid policy is forcing many people in Beijing to fear being trapped indoors. The footage features many cars lining up in ...

Beijingers resist strict quarantine and want to raise their voices

Human Rights 05/15/22, 09:34

On May 12, a video circulated on the Internet showing that Panjiayuan, the top community in Chaoyang District, Beijing, was closed. However, Chinese language media Xin Tang Ren reported that residents were not allowed to leave the community. The residents told epidemic prevention officials that they didn’t want to be prohibited ...

China database exposes lists of thousands detained in Xinjiang

Human Rights 05/15/22, 09:02

French news agency AFP reported on May 13 that it obtained two leaked lists that document thousands of Uyghurs who have been imprisoned in Xinjiang. After watching the list, several families said they finally found clues about their missing relatives. The first list contains more than 10,000 names, including their birth ...

Shanghai’s quarantine policy sparks public outcry

Human Rights 05/14/22, 06:05

China insists on maintaining its zero-Covid policy. As a result, most of Shanghai’s 25 million citizens are still confined after several weeks under extreme epidemic prevention measures. In Shanghai, the policy has sparked public concern. Mrs. Ren, a citizen of Shanghai, had a phone call with the Chinese media news outlet ...