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
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’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
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
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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