Jun 16, 2022 08:22 PM

Caixin Explains: Who Controls China’s Health Code Apps

Accusations emerged on Chinese social media this week that authorities in Zhengzhou, Henan province, appeared to be using a health risk scoring system to target depositors around the country whose funds were frozen by local rural banks.

Those depositors had found that their health code had recently turned red even though they hadn’t traveled a Covid-risk area. The red health code prevented them from traveling freely to Henan to withdraw their money.

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