Don’t Panic: China Rebrands Mounting Lockdowns as ‘Static Management’

China’s ruling Communist Party strategically labeled expanding nationwide Chinese coronavirus restrictions over the weekend as “temporary controls of social activities” after some residents in certain affected cities, such as Xi’an, reportedly “panicked” after first learning of the movement restrictions, China’s state-run Global Times acknowledged on Saturday.

Disinfectant is sprayed outside a shopping mall in Xi'an. (AFP)

China Launches Criminal Probe on Coronavirus Patient for Visiting Restaurant

Government authorities in northwest China’s Xi’an city recently launched a criminal investigation into a local resident surnamed Yao for allegedly “obstructing the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases” by failing to self-isolate after knowingly contracting the Chinese coronavirus, China’s state-run Global Times reported Tuesday.

BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 01: A Chinese paramilitary police officer gestures as he wears a protective mask while standing guard at the entrance to the Forbidden City as it re-opened to limited visitors for the May holiday, on May 1, 2020 in Beijing, China. Beijing lowered its risk level after …