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“You Are in China Now” – Aggressive Police Notice to Foreigners

An English police notice to foreigners in Shenzhen, China, issued by a local bureau, is causing amusement amongst China’s social media users for being the “most aggressive English announcement”.

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An English notice to foreigners in Shenzhen, China, issued by local police, is causing amusement amongst China’s social media users for being the “most aggressive English announcement”.

A local police station in Shenzhen, China, recently issued a special notice to foreigners in informal English. The note has become popular on WeChat and Weibo for its somewhat straightforward tone and creative use of language, with many netizens calling it the “most aggressive English announcement.”

The note tells foreigners to get registered at the police station within a week, or else they can expect a “big operation” against them, and a 2000 rmb [±305US$] fine.

Funny as it may be, the notice has been very effective, local police staff members say.

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“All foreigners: no matter who you are no matter where are you come from, you are in China now, so obey our law do the register in the local police station (shekou police station) or you will be fine up to 2000 rmb. We will give you one week to do the register. One week later we will have a big operation against those foreigner who have not register in police station. thank you.”

According to The Paper, Shenzhen’s Shekou police station has confirmed the notice was issued on June 2nd because there recently were some issues involving unregistered foreigners – of which there are many in Shenzhen’s Shekou area. In order to save the police station from more work, they decided to place this announcement in cooperation with the civil police in charge of foreign nationals, urging all foreigners to register at the local police station this week.

In China, it is required for all foreign nationals to register with local police within 24 hours after their arrival. When staying at a hotel, staff members will do it for their guests. People who are not staying in a hotel officially need to go to the public security organ in the place where they are staying to register their address and go through the registration formalities.

According to China News, the notice was distributed in all neighborhoods of the area and has proved effective: many foreigners have already come to the police station to get registered. After all, no matter who they are no matter where they come from, they’re in China now.

– By Manya Koetse & Diandian Guo

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Manya Koetse is the editor-in-chief of www.whatsonweibo.com. She is a writer and consultant (Sinologist, MPhil) on social trends in China, with a focus on social media and digital developments, popular culture, and gender issues. Contact at manya@whatsonweibo.com, or follow on Twitter.

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    Bendover ForMaos

    June 5, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    No need to register as long as you pay off the local CCP gangster, they’re ALL for sale here.

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    Jeff Xie

    June 7, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Well, congratulations. You’ve just brought yourself a huge problem from none other than the US government. Congratlations

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    peter

    October 26, 2016 at 3:06 am

    did not know this from australia my chinese wife and i visit the family every year wife said no problem..

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    Toni Eleninovski

    February 23, 2019 at 12:23 am

    This has become more and more common to see informal English notes from public offices. I believe the government bureaucracy has caught up with Western society, as in some examples on this website http://www.eleninovski.com from a cultural scholar in China.

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Oil Tanker Truck Explosion Sends Shock Waves through Wenling, Zhejiang

A major oil tanker explosion has left over a hundred people injured and at least ten dead in Wenling, Zhejiang.

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On June 13, the explosion of an oil tanker truck has caused chaos in the city of Wenling in China’s Zhejiang province, leaving at least 112 127 people injured and nine 10 people dead.

The explosion took place in the afternoon at approximately 16:40 near the exit of the G15 Shenhai highway, causing a loud bang and wrecking some homes in the vicinity.

The hashtag “Zhejiang Wenling Tanker Wagon Explosion” (#浙江温岭槽罐车爆炸#) and other related hashtags (#浙江温岭一油罐车爆炸#) are attracting millions of views on social media site Weibo on Saturday evening (local time), with Chinese media and netizens sharing the footage of the damage caused by the explosion.

“My god, this is so scary,” a typical comment on Weibo says, with many people expressing their shock over the major incident.

Emergency and rescue workers are currently still at the scene to assist victims and clear away the wreckage caused by the explosion.

On Saturday night around 21:15 local time, Chiense state media outlet CCTV was still broadcasting a live stream through Weibo showing the latest images and footage of the situation and interviewing injured people in the hospital.

Local authorities and Chinese media are warning people not to go near Wenling’s Daxi to keep the roads clear for rescue workers.

Meanwhile, people on Chinese social media are spreading praying emoji’s and candles, expressing their sympathies for the victims of today’s explosion.

By Manya Koetse

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China’s Shulan City in “Wartime Mode” after Recording 13 COVID-19 Infections

Local authorities announced a “wartime mode” lockdown due to 13 new local coronavirus cases in Shulan.

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The city of Shulan in China’s Jilin Province is top trending on Chinese social media today after local authorities announced a “wartime mode” lockdown due to 13 new local coronavirus cases.

These are the first local infections in the entire province after a period of 73 days, China News reports, with other previous cases all being infections from abroad.

Last week, on May 7th, a female resident was the first to be tested positive for COVID-19. The city in northeast China is now the only place in the PRC to be marked as “high risk.”

One page on social media platform Weibo dedicated to the topic of Shulan going into “wartime mode” (“战时状态”) had received over 190 million views by Monday evening local time.

What does this “wartime mode” entail?
– All residents stay home, lockdown of residential compounds
– All public places closed
– Schools closed
– All public transportation suspended
– No more selling of fever-reducing medicine in clinics or stores

According to CGTN, a total of 290 people who have been in close contact with the infected patients have been traced and placed under medical observation.

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