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China customs drops some COVID reporting for international arrivals; quarantine remains

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Put my name on the list of those not traveling to China for the foreseeable future.

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You couldn’t PAY me enough to go anywhere in china.

Hello Taiwan…

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Too bad, but will probably never travel to China again.

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They giving away free tickets and accommodation no thanks..

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Almost no one noticed because the majority of people would never go near the CCP.

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Since I am never going there I really don't care.

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Slowly but surely China is abandoning the unsustainable and retrograde policy that only hurts its economy, eventually the "zero covid policy" will be the global standard with another name.

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So besides stealing your data, snooping on you, limiting your access, using you for hostage diplomacy if necessary and poisoning you with toxic air and water, you get quarantined.

Put me on the hard pass list.

Taiwan, on the other hand, I can’t wait to visit.

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China's Covid quarantine policy is pretty good. Never had a problem in two years of working there during the epidemic. The only people who lashed out were usually paranoid foreigners full of preconceptions based on their home nation's patriot talk.

Speaking of paranoia, what about the idea that the USA paid China to manufacture and seed the virus to knock people off of Medicare. Healthcare is expensive, and increased spending power speaks to the heart of Capitalism. It is not unheard of for numbers to take on more importance than human lives among the intelligentsia of the political elite. So, Covid. China would let them make that mistake.

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China still requires international passengers to take pre-departure COVID-19 tests and quarantine upon arrival, the customs office said on Friday, a day after dropping some reporting requirements for travelers clearing customs.

Well-done China. And the pre-departure Covid tests make sense, since China has been the only country successful at keeping infection rates at what can be considered a low level. Those pre-departure tests didn't make sense for Japan, where there were millions infected.

7solace9Today  02:35 am JST

China's Covid quarantine policy is pretty good. Never had a problem in two years of working there during the epidemic. The only people who lashed out were usually paranoid foreigners full of preconceptions based on their home nation's patriot talk.

Yes, absolutely.

And those who keep chirping that China's policy is not sustainable have been chirping that for almost three years--the duration in which China has been sustaining their policy.

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And those who keep chirping that China's policy is not sustainable have been chirping that for almost three years--the duration in which China has been sustaining their policy.

That is completely false, the crticism began at the time where variant made lockdowns unsustainable, which is less than a year, and also the period where china has had explosive growth in the number of cases.

The criticism is not only about the lack of efficacy when dealing with the variants, it is also about the huge cost to the local economy in the site of the lockdowns, the disruption of health services that ends up causing deaths and the huge erosion on human rights because of the abuses of the CCP using the pandemic as an excuse.

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