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China halts short-term visas in South Korea in first response to COVID curbs

By Yew Lun Tian and Soo-hyang Choi

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The Chinese accusing anyone of being discriminatory when it failed to be transparent multiple times and subjected all entrants to nonsensical quarrantines is a laugh riot.

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The embassy will adjust the policy subject to the lifting of South Korea's "discriminatory entry restrictions" against China,

The Chinese just dont get it. Are they purposely acting dumb or are they really that stupid that they do not understand? China has exploded with covid, its people with low to no immunity will be a breeding ground for new variants and they want to freely export this to other nations? OMG They already did that once and look what happened. If they use the better vaccines available, and get 90% plus triple vaxed and boosted then they will be treated like the nations that have already done that hard work.

China really needs to get a clue and stop acting like they are special or superior, they are neither, but their leadership are irresponsible and untrustworthy.

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As of this evening, Japan is now suspended too.

Ironic considering that in order for anyone from any country to currently enter China, you need to have a PCR test (but somehow these articles about China never mention this).

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China government is just trying to show their people that they care about them and they they made the right decisions about how to deal with this pandemic but in reality they didn't make the right decisions and only care about themselves and keeping their power.

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China has dropped quarantine for all overseas arrival but it still requires them to provide negative covid test upon entry. This rises the question of if you can do it but why can't the other countries do it. Also the death numbers are simply too unbelievable which means everyone is suspecting you are lying. It is this child like behaviour by the Chinese government it's international image.

I still remember not long after the pandemic started China was able to suppress it with measures other countries simply could not implement. Then the Chinese government released propaganda videos showing public swimming pool full of people and celebration of defeating covid 19. Basicly bragging about their achievements and saying other countries have failed in their fight against the virus.

Karma is real.

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Best thing China can do for the world is not let anyone come in. All for it.

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Badge of honour. Well done S Korea!

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Pure comedy.

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Wow and I thought the Japanese were the most sensitive to any form for criticism. CCP takes 1st prize for hypocrisy today!

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China doesn't believe in scientific and objective evidence. The entire world has been transparent exchanging related information within the international community, but the Chinese have been cooking the bodies and fabricating counts not communicating with anyone but themselves. They just don't get it? We are in this mess because of the refusal to tell the world what they knew back in 2020. Now they want to continue what they started and crying discrimination!! No one wants to go to China but everyone in China wants out!

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The international politicization of Covid begins to increase….

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China being hypocritical! Who would have thought it?

On the BBC a Korean woman interviewed at the airport pretty much hit the nail on the head when she commented at the end in a throw away line “but China would have objected what ever was done”.

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So, let me get this straight. The CCP mandate a clean 48 hr PCR COVID test for anyone entering China, but when other countries do the same, they freak out. Roy's correct.

Typical Chinese govt.

Over 80% of South Koreans in a recent poll have very unfavorable and unfavorable views of China now. That's higher than Japan or Taiwan for other Asian countries. Way to work that soft-power, China.

China is tone deaf, again. They'd grabbed onto the wrong issue for the 10,000th time. They should complain about the real issues, not something they are doing to themselves.

It doesn't help that nearly every person arriving from China has COVID. A Chinese man was placed into quarantine in SK, then escaped and was seen running from police. That isn't going to help the external world view Chinese in a good light.

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Did anyone really want, to go to China ?

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Agree with Roy: It is possible that the Chinese Govt. is doing this so it can look tough for its own people. Making it appear like they've got their back so to say. Support for the Chinese Govt. in China itself it at a pretty low level right now.

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Actually its good for Korean people they will be safe from the deadly virus!

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China also halted visa issue to the Japanese visitors.


China suspends visa issuance to Japanese travelers: industry sources

KYODO NEWS KYODO NEWS - 6 hours ago - 19:04 | World, Feature, Coronavirus, All, Japan

China has suspended issuing visas to Japanese travelers, several travel industry sources said Tuesday, after Beijing threatened to take countermeasures against countries that introduced tighter COVID-19 entry restrictions for travelers from China.

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