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African Admiration for Some of China’s Authoritarian Methods

One of the interesting themes to emerge from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is how a sizable number of Africans on social media express admiration for the Chinese government’s methods of enforcement and population control. For example, in this video shared above, armed Chinese policy forcibly detains an individual who presumably shows signs of being infected with COVID-19 and refuses to cooperate with law enforcement. He is then forcibly subdued.

It’s important to note that this video was actually just a training video for Chinese security authorities in how to subdue uncooperative people who are believed to be infected with COVID-19.

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