Ruili, in southwest China, has been subject to tough restrictions to contain multiple outbreaks and stop transmission from over the border. Photo: Xinhua
Ruili, in southwest China, has been subject to tough restrictions to contain multiple outbreaks and stop transmission from over the border. Photo: Xinhua

Cadre issues plea for help after coronavirus ‘mercilessly robbed’ Chinese border city

  • Dai Rongli, who was deputy mayor of Ruili for a year, says its people have lost hope and income after enduring multiple lockdowns
  • His essay posted on social media has been widely circulated and prompted officials to defend their tough pandemic controls

Topic |   Coronavirus China
Ruili, in southwest China, has been subject to tough restrictions to contain multiple outbreaks and stop transmission from over the border. Photo: Xinhua
Ruili, in southwest China, has been subject to tough restrictions to contain multiple outbreaks and stop transmission from over the border. Photo: Xinhua
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