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Hong Kong Disneyland Reopens as Challenges Hit Florida Park

The future of Florida’s Disney World is the subject of much speculation this week after its parent corporation decided to meddle in politics and met unexpectedly stiff resistance, but Disney can take some solace in knowing its Hong Kong park reopened on Thursday after three months of coronavirus shutdown, and the response from Hong Kong patrons was very enthusiastic.

The iconic cartoon character Minnie Mouse waves to visitors at the Hong Kong Disneyland on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Hong Kong Disneyland on Thursday opened its doors to visitors for the first time in nearly five months, at a reduced capacity and with social distancing measures in place. The theme …

China Admits to Logistics, Shipping, Supply Woes

Chinese state media on Wednesday grudgingly admitted coronavirus lockdowns are causing serious problems with domestic distribution and international shipping, as new data revealed imports unexpectedly collapsed by almost 16 percent last month.

China Shipping Company and other containers are stacked at the Virginia International's terminal in Portsmouth, Va., Friday, May 10, 2019. President Donald Trump's latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China's technology ambitions and other trade tensions. (AP …

Coronavirus Restrictions Return to Wuhan

Wuhan, China – the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic – was once again placed under coronavirus restrictions on Monday, including travel restrictions and mandatory nucleic acid testing.

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China: Criticism of Shanghai Lockdown Meant to ‘Delude’ People into Not Fearing Coronavirus

China’s state-run Global Times pushed back against a rising tide of international criticism and domestic discontent on Sunday by insisting the brutal lockdown imposed on Shanghai is appropriate and necessary for containing the Omicron coronavirus outbreak, and reports of misery from the lockdown are Western media exaggerations intended to “delude the Chinese public.”

Customers look through empty shelves at a supermarket in Shanghai, China, on March 30, 2022. Residents of Shanghai are struggling to get meat, rice and other food supplies under anti-coronavirus controls that confine most of its 25 million people in their homes, fueling frustration as the government tries to contain …

Chinese Media Contradicts Itself, Insists Xi Jinping Wants Total Lockdown Strategy

After days of touting the multi-stage quarantine and testing strategy deployed in Shanghai as a pioneering experiment in soft-touch pandemic control techniques, Chinese state media abruptly reversed itself on Wednesday and hailed dictator Xi Jinping for demanding nothing less than total lockdowns in response to every outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus.

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Florida Surgeon General: Data Did Not Support Lockdowns, Mass Masking as a ‘Cure-All’

Throughout the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, the data has not backed extremist policies such as extended lockdowns and mass masking, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo said during Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) roundtable discussion on ending “COVID theater” on Monday, where he noted the mental gymnastics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has employed in updating its guidance. 

Dr. Joseph Ladapo speaks with reporters after the Florida Senate confirmed his appointment as the state's surgeon general on Feb. 23, 2022, in Tallahassee, Fla.