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Shanghai reportedly bans media use of the term ‘lockdown’ as lockdown ends

Leaked directive reportedly shows that Chinese media were ordered to describe the two-month restrictions as ‘static management-style suppression’

Authorities in Shanghai have reportedly ordered the media to refrain from using the term “lockdown” while reporting on the end of the city’s two-month lockdown.

This week the Chinese city of 25 million people reopened, allowing most to leave their homes, go to work, and use public transport after more than 60 days inside. On Thursday, according to leaked directives from the city, Chinese media were told to disseminate information about the changes to restrictions, but ordered not to use the phrase “ending the lockdown”.

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