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· March, 2020

Stories about China from March, 2020

30 March 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: When humans are turned into objects

"It is all about control. We need to deprive their power... and turned them into objects."

26 March 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Looking for human connection in isolation

COVID-19

Global Voices will publish Ai and Guo's diaries from Wuhan in a series. The following words were written in the second week of the lockdown between January 29-February 4, 2020.

25 March 2020

Coronavirus and surveillance technology: How far will governments go?

AdvoxCOVID-19

''While surveillance technologies and measures may give the public a sense of security in controlling the spread of the virus, we must remain mindful and vigilant of their continued use...

23 March 2020

Classified data shows that China's official figure of zero domestic COVID-19 cases excludes asymptomatic carriers

COVID-19

According to classified data seen by the South China Morning Post, asymptomatic COVID-19/coronavirus carriers who tested positive have not been included in the official count of confirmed cases in China.

21 March 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: ‘…not only a city being locked down, but also our voices’

COVID-19

In these Wuhan diaries, the lives of ordinary people living under top-down control and surveillance, show how people are atomized and reduced into a collective.

19 March 2020

Watchdog decries threat to press freedom as China expels some US journalists

Advox

China announced it would expel American journalists working for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. The ban would extend to Hong Kong and Macau.

16 March 2020

Study suggests that China could have prevented 95% of its coronavirus cases

COVID-19

Coronavirus cases could have been reduced by 66 per cent if the measures were taken a week earlier, the study suggested, or by 86 per cent if action began two...

13 March 2020

‘Being an activist is just a side-effect of being an artist': An interview with Chinese-Australian cartoonist Badiucao

Badiucao made headlines in 2019 when he revealed his identity in a documentary released on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre. Filip Noubel caught up with the artist in...

China government spokesperson suggests on Twitter that COVID-19 may have originated in the United States

COVID-19

Chinese Communist Party-affiliated media have framed the incident as part of the US information war against China.

9 March 2020

Campaign urging Wuhan residents to show gratitude to the Communist Party leadership in fighting COVID-19 backfires

COVID-19

"They don’t even have the strength to properly grieve and now somebody is telling them to learn how to say thank you. This is against humanity."

8 March 2020

How Chinese social media platforms control information on COVID-19

AdvoxCOVID-19

At the initial stage of the outbreak of COVID-19 in China, censors curbed public alerts on the threat. Later, censorship was broadened to include criticism of leaders and policies.

2 March 2020

China censors report of how authorities hid COVID-19 genome sequence test result for 14 days

COVID-19

China hid genome sequence study for 14 days and authorities lied about the extent of the outbreak.

1 March 2020

World Health Organization officials criticized for ‘slow response’ and ‘pro-China’ bias as COVID-19 spreads across the world

COVID-19

The anger directed at the World Health Organization's Director-General has gone viral and nearly 500,000 had signed up demanding his resignation.

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