China Blames ‘Technical Errors’ for Using Coronavirus App to House-Arrest Protesters

China Blames ‘Technical Errors’ for Using Coronavirus App to House-Arrest Protesters


Chinese officials on Wednesday addressed mounting public outrage over the abuse of the mandatory coronavirus “health code” system to suppress protests against a banking scandal – by improbably claiming the whole affair was just a minor technical glitch.

China’s state-run Global Times related a few stories of people who found their color-coded health status suddenly turning red and then weakly insinuated it was merely a coincidence that most of those people happened to be depositors at four banks in the central Henan province that are embroiled in a billion-dollar financial scandal.

It was also supposedly a coincidence that all these people abruptly found themselves with red health codes – which got some of them detained and quarantined, although the Global Times forgot to mention

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