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Chinese Authorities Confiscate Passports From Civil Servants, State-Run Firm Employees

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Chinese Authorities Confiscate Passports From Civil Servants, State-Run Firm Employees

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Chinese officials and employees at state-run companies had their passports confiscated amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to internal government documents The Epoch Times recently obtained. Authorities did not elaborate on the reasoning, only noting that the passports are to be taken away for “central management” in order to “deal with the novel coronavirus.” Chinese civil servants and staff at state-run firms have regularly reported that their foreign travel and passport use are restricted by authorities. Such limitations are usually due to the Chinese regime’s concerns that citizens could be exposed to free information in the outside world and then have their political views altered. Mainland Chinese activist Dong Guangpin said Beijing may have been especially concerned as nations around the world were condemning it for covering up the COVID-19 outbreak and calling for concrete action to hold the regime accountable for causing the pandemic. By contrast, Chinese state propaganda has …

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