China’s fatal quarantine bus crash sparks online outcry over Covid-19 controls
 

China’s fatal quarantine bus crash sparks online outcry over Covid-19 controls

09/2022

//Anger in China over strict Covid-19 measures flared to a level matching the early days of the pandemic, after a bus carrying people from the southern city of Guiyang to a quarantine centre crashed on Sunday, killing 27 and injuring 20.

Fang Kecheng, an assistant professor with the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said the internet users’ reaction showed their concern that local policies were overriding national laws and regulations.

“But offline protests and other collective actions are unlikely to happen, as we have seen during the Shanghai lockdown, the death of Li Wenliang, etc. There is an apparent lack of efficacy among the public,” Fang said. //

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