The number of Chinese cellphone users dropped by 21 million in the past three months, Beijing authorities announced on March 19. Deaths due to the CCP virus may have contributed to the high number of account closings.
This article tells us many interesting things about Chinese society, such as the fact that all Chinese people are required to use their cellphones to generate a health code, and that only with a green health code are they allowed to move. The code can appear in three colors: red, which means the person has an infectious disease, yellow, which means the person might have an infectious disease, and green, which mean the person has no infectious disease.
It’s interesting to see journalist Nicole Hao use facts and logic to figure out how much of the 21 million fewer cellphone users correlates to pandemic deaths. She receives a lot of information from Tang Jingyuan, a U.S.-based China affairs commentator. The two go over the potential reasons behind the numbers based on their knowledge of Chinese society.
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