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China locks down city of 4 million over COVID cases

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By Beiyi SEOW

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So what happens if they get a few cases just before the olympics?

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Tuesday's fresh restrictions came as China reported 29 new domestic infections -- including six cases in Lanzhou, the provincial capital of northwestern province Gansu.

When China says 29, the number could be 2900 , 29000 or even 290,000, difficult to believe anything that comes out of the lying CCP.

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Be happy u live in Tokyo and not Beijing JT readers. Yet everyday we get people here complaining about the situation in Japan.

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Lets stay out of their internal affairs :-)

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"a zero-COVID approach" sounds vaguely familiar.... One totalitarian regime mimicking another.

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a zero-COVID approach" sounds vaguely familiar.... One totalitarian regime mimicking another.

Totally agree, N.Korea claimed they had zero cases!!!

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China's famous now for its Covid-19 lockdowns. China's first lockdown occurred back in early 2020. The strange part is that as tough and careful as China was at home on itself in January of 2020, China was still allowing its citizens to travel all around the world.

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**ulysses **Totally agree, N.Korea claimed they had zero cases!!!

The whole country of N.K. is on lockdown all the time. Any COVID that pops up the N.K. government just let it burn itself out naturally when all the people die or develop natural immunity.

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The whole country of N.K. is on lockdown all the time. Any COVID that pops up the N.K. government just let it burn itself out naturally when all the people die or develop natural immunity.

The only way Covid can 'burn itself out' is if more than 70% of the population get infected and they develop herd immunity.

Hope you understand that and that makes the claim of zero cases even more laughable!!!

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Be happy u live in Tokyo and not Beijing JT readers. 

The funny thing is as a resident lived in Beijing I feel more happy and safe than our foreign colleagues..

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As a Beijing resident, I only saw the bias.. For sure it took some inconvenience to the life especially to business travel. At least the life of most people is still normal.

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The article doesn’t say how long the lockdown is for. It has to be the looming Winter Olympics that’s making them react so severely to relatively few cases. In fact just generally, the CCP must be getting pretty jumpy about how the Olympics are going to go - especially the threat of boycotts.

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Zero-Covid approach is the way to go. Short-term costs for long-term gains. Living with the virus is not acceptable because of potential health damage later on and considerable costs in the long run. Piece meal approach or mitigation approach will have larger impact on the economy, the Western economies are still slowly recovering but Chinese economy is already up and running.

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