Police confiscate mahjong tiles as they enforce the order that people refrain from playing. Photo: Weibo

Mahjong and talking pigs – unusual coronavirus challenges facing Chinese authorities

  • People have continued to gather to play mahjong despite instructions aimed at preventing the spread of the virus among crowds
  • Police have acted to try to stamp out rumours about the outbreak
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Police confiscate mahjong tiles as they enforce the order that people refrain from playing. Photo: Weibo
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Linda Lew

Linda Lew

Born in China and raised in New Zealand, Linda joined the Post as a reporter in 2018. Previously, she freelanced for Chinese technology media site TechNode. She holds bachelor's degrees in arts and commerce from the University of Auckland, and has a master's in global business journalism from Tsinghua University.