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Jun 15, 2022 06:36 AM
CHINA

Did Henan Authorities Abuse Virus Controls to Stymie Swindled Bank Depositors?

Local authorities across China have developed health code systems by collecting personal information and movement records for contact tracing and for monitoring infection risk during the pandemic.
Local authorities across China have developed health code systems by collecting personal information and movement records for contact tracing and for monitoring infection risk during the pandemic.

Officials in central China’s Henan province may have violated criminal law by abusing a health code system designed for pandemic control to block the mobility of petitioners swindled in a multibillion-dollar financial scam, a legal expert said.

A social media article that went viral Monday reported that a number of people across China unexpectedly saw their health codes turn red when they arrived in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan, or planned to go there. A red code flags high risk of virus exposure and blocks people from free movement.

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