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China's COVID epicenter shifts to Guangzhou; more lockdowns loom

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Shanghai, currently not facing a COVID resurgence, went into a lockdown in April and May after reporting several thousand new infections daily in the last week of March.

Great success implementing zero covid, as evidenced by Shanghai for example. The global experts advocating this approach prove themselves correct each day. Who would listen to a so-called "expert" from an agency that advocates a losing strategy? Laymen might argue against the approach, but they lack substantive data to support their claims. Health professionals from the West grudgingly finally accept that China's approach is the best approach.

Millions of lives have been saved, and China has been able to sustain economic growth throughout the crisis, in contrast to Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, for example, which lost thousands of lives and suffered recession and severe economic ongoing turmoil.

In the southwest metropolis of Chongqing, the city reported 281 new local cases, more than doubling from 120 a day earlier.

Excellent low numbers, as China continues to have the lowest number of cases and related deaths in the world as evidenced by government statistics.

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Tisk... tisk... Chairman Xi doubling down on his idiotic Zero Covid idea... to prevent a huge loss of face. I feel so sorry for Chinese people.

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Time to invest in Chinas economy. When the Covid restrictions are lifted, it’s possible to make 20% profit on investments

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Yes, the Chinese are very lucky to have a government like they do who always only have their best interest at heart. Where would China be today if they didn’t have their benevolent communist dictators in power????? I am so jealous…

gooooooooo China!!!

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Time to invest in Chinas economy. 

That apparently is good advice.

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Future historians will characterize this period of China as the "Great Cultural Revolution 2.0" by zero-covid cult hijacking the entire nation. Amen.

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This is the best advertisement for the CCP and communism. Solomon Islands, anyone else signing up to be friends with China, you will be next. Chilling.

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Chinavirus, China's gift to the world - the gift that just keeps on giving.

Their deceitful tactics of total lockdowns and repression of the people speaks volumes about the way they continue to withhold the information from the rest of the world as regards what they actually put into the virus before wilfully releasing it from their labs.

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@Painkiller:

If you're relying on China and its self-reported COVID numbers to advocate for lockdowns, well, I don't know where to go with that.

I do know that three major and prestigious universities in the U.S. -- Johns Hopkins, Duke, and some place called Harvard -- all came out with meta-analyses showing that COVID lockdowns and other hard measures ended up causing much more harm than good. Much more.

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painkiller

are you Chinese?

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I've seen all sorts of videos coming from China - the latest is that they're conducting Covid tests on fruit & veg...

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Doesn't really matter if they have low numbers or not, they will need to open up sometime if they want to stay some what relevant on the global stage. When they do they will experience the same thing that every other country has experienced, they are just delaying it.

What really confuses me is the why, it's not like the Chinese government cares much about the average person or their health, especially when money is on the line. On the contrary I think they would probably like to get rid of some old people as they are facing the same problem as Japan with a declining childbirth. So the why kind of scares me.

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@painkiller Please let the readers know where you received your data from on the low numbers. If its coming from the source we all know the books have been cooked.

Excellent low numbers, as China continues to have the lowest number of cases and related deaths in the world as evidenced by government statistics.

@Rodney I agree I will only invest in the mental wards and hospitals providing psychological evaluations locking the people up for months or years will definitely impair their mind sets for years to come. In fact I would raise the ante to 50%

Time to invest in Chinas economy. When the Covid restrictions are lifted, it’s possible to make 20% profit on investments

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This is politics, not healthcare. Cultural Revolution 2.0. China is now a large prison, and as Covid is endemic and here to stay, will remain one until the regime falls. Get your cash out now and be glad you don't live there.

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This is politics, not healthcare. Cultural Revolution 2.0. China is now a large prison, and as Covid is endemic and here to stay, will remain one until the regime falls. Get your cash out now and be glad you don't live there.

Nonsense. It's all about economics. All those Chinese tourists who used to come to Japan are now vacationing in China and keeping all that money in China. This is economics not politics. It's working. China has fared infinitely better than USA and EU during coronavirus.

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Yes, the Chinese are very lucky to have a government like they do who always only have their best interest at heart. Where would China be today if they didn’t have their benevolent communist dictators in power????? I am so jealous…

gooooooooo China!!!

The results speak for themselves, don't they? How has China fared over the last 30 years compared to Japan, USA or Europe?

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China wants you to believe that their government is saving their people from coronavirus by locking them up. They never admit that they caused the pandemic to begin with, vaccinated Chinese with the useless Sinovac, and now cannot open up which would expose their myth. A couple of posters above believe Chinese propaganda but Xi is scared but viruses do not listen!

Chinese GDP per capital now is a miserly $12,500. And that’s going down as the lockdown continues and wealthy Chinese immigrate to the west in droves.

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