Chinese Tourists Flock to the Borders, Potentially Spreading Coronavirus Outbreak Worldwide

Travel bookings surged in China on Tuesday after the National Immigration Administration announced passport applications will once again be processed as of January 8, 2023. The policy change ends years-old travel restrictions just as the biggest coronavirus wave of the entire pandemic sweeps across China. Several other countries, such as Japan and India, announced their own restrictions on Chinese travelers in response.

A stewardess arranges suitcases on a high-speed train from Beijing to Nanchang on December 26, 2022 in Beijing, China. A total of 1.69 billion passenger trips have been made on the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway since it went into operation ten years ago. (Photo by Jia Tianyong/China News Service/VCG via Getty …

Anthony Fauci: ‘I Don’t Recall’ Advising Against a Mask in Infamous February 2020 Email

Dr. Anthony Fauci said he “vaguely” recalled discussing masks in a February 2020 email but does “not recall” advising Sylvia Burwell, President of American University and former U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, to forgo a mask when traveling, stating in the email that the “typical mask you buy in the drugstore is not really effective in keeping out virus.”

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Elderly Chinese Man Attempts to Slap Police for Attacking Daughter at Coronavirus Checkpoint

Police officers in northeastern China’s Dandong city arrested a 41-year-old woman surnamed Hao last week after she attempted to drive her elderly father to a hospital to retrieve medicine during a local Chinese coronavirus lockdown, the Global Times reported over the weekend, noting that the woman’s father attempted to slap one of the police officers after the officer shoved Hao to the ground.

Police officers wearing protective gear control access to a tunnel in the direction of Pudong district in lockdown as a measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Shanghai on March 28, 2022. - Millions of people in China's financial hub were confined to their homes on March 28 as the eastern …

Japan Welcomes 20 Ukrainian Refugees Despite Strict Migration Laws

Japan’s government, which currently observes strict bans on foreign entries, made a rare exception to this policy on Tuesday when it welcomed 20 Ukrainians fleeing their country’s latest war with Russia into Tokyo on a government plane accompanying Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa upon his return from a recent trip to Poland.

Ukrainian refugees walk upon arrival from Poland at the Haneda Airport Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in Tokyo. Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi returned from Poland on Tuesday with 20 Ukrainians displaced by Russia's ongoing war on their country as Tokyo seeks to play a greater role in international support for …