Maskless crowds at World Cup cause uproar in China

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Coverage of the Qatar World Cup in China has sparked an uproar among Weibo users who have spoken out against the Chinese government's implementation of its strict zero-COVID policy.
The first coverage of the soccer tournament showing the crowd in Qatar not wearing protective masks has prompted many in China to question the ongoing widespread lockdowns, quarantines and mass testing campaigns in the country.
According to Agence France-Presse, Weibo users pointed out that the maskless crowds show the rest of the world has found a way to live with COVID-19 without excessive measures.
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"Some people watch World Cup games in person without masks, others are locked at home for a month, locked on campus for two months without even being able to walk out the door," a Guangdong-based Weibo user wrote on Wednesday. "Who stole my life? I won't tell."
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"The World Cup has allowed most Chinese people to see the real situation abroad and worry about the motherland's economy and their own youth," wrote a Weibo user from Shaanxi province.
An open letter asking the government if China is "on the same planet" as Qatar was widely circulated on Weibo before being scrubbed by online censors.
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Following the backlash, state broadcaster CCTV Sports reportedly began removing footage of fans without protective masks in its coverage of Sunday's game between Japan and Costa Rica. Other local broadcasters were also reportedly found to have removed viewer shots in other matches, including Saturday's game between Australia and Tunisia.
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Instead of close-ups of fans without masks cheering and waving flags in the stands, the broadcasts are said to have used shots of players, officials or long shots of the football stadium.
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Earlier this year, China began shutting down entire cities to stem the domestic spread of COVID-19, with daily new cases hitting 31,656 as of Thursday.
Social media users were also reportedly upset by a deadly fire that killed 10 people at a partially sealed off building in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, on Thursday night. Netizens blamed the lockdowns for residents not being able to escape in time.
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Earlier this month, a father in China's Gansu province similarly blamed the country's politics for the death of his three-year-old son, while a woman in Chongqing claimed logs at her apartment complex caused her miscarriage.
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Growing anger at the government's tough policies also sparked protests in Shanghai, Beijing and other parts of China last week in a rare display of public dissent.
In addition to calling for the "end of the lockdown," some protesters have also called for the removal of Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Featured image via FIFA, Reuters

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