China officials who abused health codes to stop bank protests punished


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At least five officials and civil servants have been punished in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, Henan province, after they used the health code system to prevent victims of a financial scandal from protesting. Local party disciplinary enforcers found the officials in charge of “social control” in the city’s Covid-19 prevention task force had assigned red health codes to people planning to travel to Zhengzhou after bank deposits were frozen in what could be one of the country’s largest investment scandals. Chinese watchdog investigates after bank protesters tagged as health risk In a statement on Wednesday, the Zhengzhou Commission...