Chinese people are openly expressing their opposition to the Zero-COVID policy based on lockdown.
It’s worth noting that this outcry came right before the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) opened its 20th National Congress.
According to the Epoch Times, a recent bus accident in Guizhou has increased Chinese anger over the antiviral policy, which has long been accused of being overly harsh.
On the morning of September 18, a bus carrying 47 people to quarantine was involved in an accident that killed 27 people.
All the people on the bus tested negative for COVID but still had to be isolated because they had been in contact with an infected person.
A lawyer surnamed Li said that the outside world could not know the truth about how the Chinese regime is fighting the pandemic based on isolation because the power that rules China tightly controls the media.
He added the economic situation is dire across China, but the government has a stricter lockdown and “uses it as an excuse for their low economic data.”
Zhang Hai, a citizen from Wuhan, shared that the Chinese people are strongly protesting the increasingly strict epidemic prevention measures of the Chinese government.
Gao Yu, executive deputy editor-in-chief of Caixin, a major financial media outlet in China, wrote an article strongly criticizing CCP’s zero-COVID policy.
A snapshot of the article was posted in a group chat and went viral on Chinese social media.
The article said that in the world, only China implemented a COVID prevention policy, taking lockdown and concentrated quarantine as the main measures.
The article also condemns the harshness and absurdity of CCP’s zero-COVID policy. It pointed out that despite no one in Guiyang, Guizhou province, having died from the Omicron variant, 6 million in this city have been in lockdown.
Besides, 30,000 people were forcibly quarantined, and nearly 10,000 people were sent to another city.
The article ended with statements strongly opposing CCP’s anti-epidemic policy and urging people to oppose massive PCR testing, COVID measures, and isolation.