Zhu Tao plays virtual soccer at his home in Wuhan. After the lockdown was lifted, Zhu asked for a year’s medical leave and shut himself in. Photo: AP Zhu Tao plays virtual soccer at his home in Wuhan. After the lockdown was lifted, Zhu asked for a year’s medical leave and shut himself in. Photo: AP
Zhu Tao plays virtual soccer at his home in Wuhan. After the lockdown was lifted, Zhu asked for a year’s medical leave and shut himself in. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: a Wuhan dissident’s lockdown has lasted nearly 400 days and counting

  • Zhu Tao’s anti-state sentiment has alienated his in-laws and neighbours, he has been detained, subjected to surveillance and censored
  • As he self-quarantines, bracing for another wave of infections, he wonders how it’s possible that people are carrying on with life as usual

Topic |   Human rights in China
Zhu Tao plays virtual soccer at his home in Wuhan. After the lockdown was lifted, Zhu asked for a year’s medical leave and shut himself in. Photo: AP Zhu Tao plays virtual soccer at his home in Wuhan. After the lockdown was lifted, Zhu asked for a year’s medical leave and shut himself in. Photo: AP
Zhu Tao plays virtual soccer at his home in Wuhan. After the lockdown was lifted, Zhu asked for a year’s medical leave and shut himself in. Photo: AP
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