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China Uses Coercion To Drive Vaccination Rates Up

By Yaqiu Wang Senior China Researcher writing for Human Rights Watch



On Aug. 31, Hunan police went to Zhang Jianping’s home and questioned him about why he refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Both the Ministry of Education and the National Health Commission stipulated that vaccination should only be carried out with informed consent, Mr. Zhang says he told them. He stated explicitly that he was not informed, did not agree and did not want to be jabbed. Later, the police officers forced him into a car heading to a hospital. With several people holding down his legs and arms, Mr. Zhang was injected with a vaccine.

Xi Jinping set a target of fully vaccinating 1.1 billion people, the story of Mr. Zhang is not isolated.


Read the full article at Human Rights Watch