Urged to action by President Xi Jinping, nationwide measures tighten control over health as well as speech, including criticism of Communist Party and government. Photo: Reuters
Urged to action by President Xi Jinping, nationwide measures tighten control over health as well as speech, including criticism of Communist Party and government. Photo: Reuters

Chinese authorities say coronavirus control at heart of clampdown on 10 broad categories of crime

  • Beijing announces sweeping measures to curb rumours about outbreak, scam sales of masks and goggles, and violation of quarantine conditions
  • Measures also laid out to tackle causes of social panic, ‘stirring up public sentiment, or disrupting order, especially maliciously attacking party and government’

Urged to action by President Xi Jinping, nationwide measures tighten control over health as well as speech, including criticism of Communist Party and government. Photo: Reuters
Urged to action by President Xi Jinping, nationwide measures tighten control over health as well as speech, including criticism of Communist Party and government. Photo: Reuters
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