Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

China’s Covid-19 health code system is ripe for abuse and must not outlast the pandemic

  • Health QR codes are one of the most powerful tools in China’s antivirus arsenal, but a recent scandal in Henan province shows how open they are to misuse
  • Authorities should waste no time putting more safeguards in place – and offer their unequivocal assurances that the system will not become a permanent feature