Responding to a report about China’s strict COVID-19 measures, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey tweeted to “end” the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Mr Dorsey slammed the CCP in response to CNN’s Selina Wang report on June 2, which provided an inside look at China’s “zero COVID” strategy in Beijing, including rigorous testing for quarantine or isolation purposes and app-based Contact tracing is included. The report also raised concerns about surveillance as Chinese authorities track people’s movements through these applications.
End CCP https://t.co/tFuxHOGXxX
— jack (@jack) 6 August 2022
Jack Dorsey stepped down as Twitter CEO in November last year. under their supervision, according to New York PostThe social media giant cracked down on bot accounts that were “tweeting primarily in Chinese languages and spreading CCP-friendly geopolitical narratives.”
Read also | Woman talks of wrongful divorce on Tiktok, ex-husband traveled 1,100 km to kill her
In the report, Ms Wang said only residents who pass the COVID-19 test and receive a “green code” are free to access public areas. He said that after more than two years of restrictions, people are getting frustrated. “Every part of our days is tracked and surveyed. People are worried that this containment is here to stay for a long time, till Covid is over,” she said.
Meanwhile, a previous report showed that China is the only major economy still fast catching up with a zero-Covid strategy with snap lockdowns and lengthy quarantines. The country’s borders have been largely closed since the beginning of 2020. Earlier this month, China also announced the closure of entertainment venues including spas, karaoke bars and pubs.
Read also | Invasive Spotted Lantern back in parts of US: report
In addition, more than 80,000 tourists are reportedly stranded in a resort town popularly known as “China’s Hawaii”. On Sunday, tourism hotspot Sanya – a city of more than a million people on the southern island of Hainan – recorded 483 Covid cases. Chinese health officials said all flights out of the city were canceled over the weekend and tourists who wish to leave will have to test negative in five PCR tests over seven days.