Category Archives: COVID and Wuhan Diary Diary

Translations of articles related to COVID in China including Wuhan Diary, a day-by-day account of life in Wuhan during a strict citywide lockdown by an anonymous Wuhan resident.

Behind PRC Vaccine Import Reluctance: Bioweapon Anxiety?

One of the most striking aspects of the global vaccine response to COVID (once on stops to wonder at it) is how compartmented it is. Why Do Vaccine Blocs Resemble Military Blocs? The vaccine bloc picture resembles George Orwell’s novel … Continue reading

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2020: Tsinghua U Public Emergency Response Plan

With the outbreak of student protests across China about Covid lockdowns and other grievances, many Chinese universities must be dusting off their emergency plans. The 2020 Tsinghua University plan translated below is one such plan. Some of these plans address … Continue reading

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2022: Peking U Students on “Epidemic Prevention and Control” (Draft) and Tsinghua U Alumni Statement

Via Taisu Zhang on Twitter. Translations followed by Chinese language text. Declaration of some students of Peking University on the prevention and control of the epidemic (draft for comment) Recently, the implementation of the dynamic zero policy has revealed more … Continue reading

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2022: Rural Shanghai: Drones Help Block Virus, Party Committee Ensures Seedling Deliveries

Aerial + ground” full coverage, Shanghai suburban township with drones weave a rural epidemic prevention and control network 空中+地面”全覆盖,沪郊小镇用无人机织密乡村疫情防控网 May 12, 2022 “Please wear masks, stay two meters apart for safety!” “Please don’t move around so much. Do not go … Continue reading

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PRC Immigration: Restrict Foreign Travel of PRC Citizens

In translating PRC State Immigration Administation policy meeting I have broken out very long paragraphs with bullet points and explanations of abbreviations for ideological guidelines and government work standards. While numbered lists of exhortations have long been common in China, … Continue reading

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2022 Shanghai Lockdown Banned Protest Article: “The Patience of the People of Shanghai Has Reached its Limit”

[Radio France International’s Chinese language service discussed this and other reports on the fallout from the strict Shanghai covid closures in an April 17th article. Read it with Google Translate. ] Shanghai People’s Patience has Reached Its Limit Original 普通市民 … Continue reading

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Chinese COVID Joke Collections

In “ancient times” Chinese emperors would ask that the sayings of the people be collected by officials and reported to the central dynastic authorities so that they would better understand the feelings of the people. This tradition continues today in … Continue reading

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Liao Yiwu: PRC Gov’t Consolidated Power Thanks to the Coronavirus

Thorstein Fuchs interviewed Liao Yiwu for the German press service RND in his article entitled “Dissident Liao Yiwu: So festigt die chinesische Regierung dank Corona ihre Macht” Liao Yiwu shared me this article in Chinese, I found the German original … Continue reading

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China State Post Bureau Cautions Against Foreign Mail, Imports as Possible Source of Covid-19 Contagion

Aiming to bring domestic transmission of COVID-19 from scatter cases to zero, China is taking measures of the potential but as yet unconfirmed possibility that imports and mail delivery could result in new COVID-19 cases in China. A July 2021 … Continue reading

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Liao Yiwu: May We Never Forget Chinese Citizen-Journalist Li Zehua

Citizen-journalist Li Zehua, a freelance citizen-journalist who went to Wuhan during the outbreak of the coronavirus there, was detained by Chinese police on February 26th shortly after trying to do some investigation in the vicinity of the Wuhan P4 Laboratory … Continue reading

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