When will China open?

#99 Will China open in 2023? 快到2023了,中国会开放吗?

大家好,欢迎回来MaoMi Chinese!从新冠疫情开始到现在,已经快三年了。在过去的三年了,世界发生了巨大的变化。对于中国大陆来说,人们在过去的一个月经历了从封锁到开放的变化。 在过去的一个月,中国的新冠政策有了什么变化?现在,中国人怎么看新冠呢?中国大陆在2023年有可能开放吗?今天,我们一起来聊一聊最近的新闻吧。




Hello everyone. Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese! It has been almost three years since the pandemic of covid-19 started. In the past three years, the world has changed dramatically. For mainland China, people have experienced a change from lockdown to open in the past month. In the past month, how has China’s policy related to covid-19 changed? How do Chinese people see covid-19? Is it possible for mainland China to open in 2023? Today, let’s talk about the latest news.

On the night of November 24, 2022, a fire broke out in a residential building in Urumqi, Xinjiang, and ten people died in the fire. Although the government has denied it, it is believed that this was because the building was still locked down, and residents could not go downstairs. After that, protests broke out in many places in China. On December 7, China lifted many restrictions. Restrictions mean something people can’t do. Previously, people needed to have a negative report to take public transport, but not anymore. In the past, many people had to be tested for covid-19 every week, every three days, or even every day, but now it is not necessary. In the past, as long as people got covid-19, they had to go to a place for quarantine, but now they can quarantine at home. Now, how do people feel about it? Is everyone happy? No, there are many people who are not very happy.

There have been many critics of the government, saying their decision to open was too sudden. Because of the sudden opening, many people are not ready, and many elderly people and children have not yet been vaccinated. After the opening, many people got covid-19, got sick and had a fever. They found that they couldn’t buy medicines because all pharmacies had sold out of antipyretics and painkillers, and they are never enough. Antipyretics and painkillers that cost only a few yuan in the past may cost tens or even hundreds of yuan now. Before, if people got covid, it was like the end of the world. Now, if people get COVID, they feel normal because a lot of people have had it. Some netizens said, “The decision to open in winter is too bad and having covid is so suffering!” But some people said, “Compared to the life of going to quarantine when you get sick, it is much better now! “Some young people like to make jokes. When they know that they have covid, they shoot a video and post it on TikTok. They want to show off that they got covid. To show off means to everyone that he/she has done a great job.

Recently, Hong Kong media reported that Mainland China is likely to cancel hotel quarantine in January, which means if people want to go to China from other countries, they no longer need to go to a hotel to do quarantine. People no longer think that covid is a terrible virus, and more and more people get it. Overall, China is getting further and further on the road to opening up. We can only hope that before then, covid-19 will not take too many lives.

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