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Apr 30, 2022 07:25 PM
CHINA

Analysis: Hard Line Quarantine and the Rule of Law

Residential buildings light up the night in Shanghai’s Baoshan district on April 8. Photo: VCG
Residential buildings light up the night in Shanghai’s Baoshan district on April 8. Photo: VCG

News of several hardline quarantine measures has been getting passed around Chinese social media in recent days. In Qianan, North China’s Hebei province, residents have been told to hand in their house keys to authorities to ensure they don’t leave their homes. Residents who refuse to cooperate will have their doors sealed from the outside and cordoned off with barbed wire.

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