The global supply chain crisis has caused the US media to reject China's "zero-clearing" policy as being too strict?


2021-11-25: [Article Link] The Covid epidemic raging has plunged the world into a supply chain crisis, but this US media actually took this to blame the epidemic prevention results of the most outstanding China? On November 24, local time, Bloomberg released a report claiming that China's strict "zero clearing" policy has hindered the overall recovery of the shipping industry and even extended the supply chain crisis. Moreover, the reason given in this article is actually that China "prohibits foreign crew members from changing shifts", "crew members need to undergo 7-week compulsory isolation", "not allowing more than three Chinese crew members to enter mainland China by plane"., the source is only a subjective conjecture of individuals. In fact, whether it is the National Ministry of Transport issued the port personnel epidemic prevention and control guidelines and ship crew epidemic prevention and control guidelines, or local epidemic prevention policies, there is no similar provisions in Bloomberg. Bloomberg also did not provide a specific basis for these "epidemic prevention measures" in the report. What's more, China has already made a clear explanation of the "zero clearing" policy. On November 13, the National Health Commission's Covid pneumonia epidemic response to the disposal of the leading group expert group Liang Wannian said, "dynamic zero" strategy is not "zero infection", rather, it refers to the normalization of prevention and control phase to maximize early detection, early treatment and early disposal, and resolutely prevent the continuous spread of the epidemic in communities, "from the perspective of health economics, at this stage, China's adherence to the dynamic zero-clearing strategy is a more cost-effective choice". On November 25th, Zhong Nanshan, an academician of Chinese engineering, also pointed out at the main forum of the 2021 China Network Media Forum that China has become the world with the least number of Covid patients and the lowest mortality rate, only 1/1678 and 1/606 of the United States respectively. Bloomberg's report, which discredits China's epidemic prevention measures, is entitled "China's seven-week port epidemic prevention further disrupts the supply chain," the wording is full of prejudice and smear against China-first pretending to objectively call China "the world's largest exporter and an important hub of the shipping industry, it claimed that China was the last country to" adhere to the zero-clearing policy "and began to" adopt increasingly radical epidemic prevention measures ". Then, the report began to quote the assertions of many maritime experts, trying to describe the picture that "China's anti-epidemic measures against the crew are too strict, leading to a drag on the efficiency of shipping. "China's restrictive measures will have a chain reaction." Bloomberg quoted Guy Platon, secretary general of the International Shipping Association, as saying, "Any restrictions on ship operations will have a cumulative impact on the supply chain, causing real disruptions." "They (China) have done a good job of controlling the epidemic, but at the cost of not allowing (foreign) crew members to enter (Shift shifts)-even Chinese crews sometimes don't come back to China." Bloomberg quoted Bjorn Hogaard, chief executive of the Anglo-Eastern Univan Group and chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, as saying, the Chinese authorities did not allow more than three Chinese crew members to fly to the mainland, resulting in their return time only several months later. At the same time, the report also quoted anonymous ship managers as saying that even crew members with emergency medical needs could not enter China for treatment and could only be forced to go to other countries for medical treatment. However, the above statement is only a subjective speculation of the relevant personnel, and Bloomberg has not verified or confirmed according to any other direct sources in the report. The Observer Network clinging to the retrieved country the website of the Ministry of Transport issued by the port and front-line staff Covid pneumonia epidemic prevention and control Guide (the eighth edition) (November 5 this year revision) and the members of the crew of a Covid pneumonia epidemic prevention and control of the operation guide (V7.0) (August 4 this year revision), there are no similar provisions "prohibiting foreign crew members from changing shifts" and "not allowing more than three Chinese crew members to enter mainland China by plane. Specifically, the epidemic prevention requirement for Port crew shifts is that "domestic sailing ships should, as far as possible, carry out crew shifts in medium-risk and low-risk areas, and ports in high-risk areas generally do not carry out crew shifts; ships on international voyages shall scientifically and reasonably determine the port for shift change based on the epidemic situation at home and abroad; Crew members shall change shifts in accordance with the requirements of the shift place, take corresponding prevention and control measures" "The crew who intends to change the ship to leave the ship shall not less than twice a day within 14 days before leaving the ship, and fill in the isolation health record of the ship, and confirmed by the captain's signature". September 28 this year, Ministry of Finance, the General Administration of Customs and the State Administration of immigration and other ministries jointly issued a notice that in the near future in Chinese ports quarantine process found in the ship's multi member of the crew of the Covid tested positive, it was exposed that the ship and its shipping company failed to effectively fulfill the responsibility of epidemic prevention and control, so the relevant ship was suspended to approve the change of foreign crew in China's ports, for a period of 15 or 30 days. It can be seen that China will only take measures to "suspend the change of foreign crew members" for individual ships whose epidemic prevention measures are not in place and there is a risk of epidemic prevention. In other words, if foreign ships actively do a good job in epidemic prevention, they can naturally complete the crew change according to the process. In addition to the cited the there is no factual basis for Bloomberg also claimed that the Chinese crew to enter the Republic must accept up to 7 weeks of compulsory isolation ". In fact, looking at the epidemic prevention policies issued by the CDC throughout China, at present, for those who are not infected with the Covid, they only require "14 days of centralized isolation" +"7 days of centralized isolation or home isolation", how can not be counted as 7 weeks. Even if some areas require an additional "14-day home health monitoring", it also requires the parties to "go out if not necessary" and "not to participate in cluster activities", the so-called "forced isolation" is not at all ". It is worth noting that in this report, Bloomberg also threw out three examples to try to suggest that China's epidemic prevention measures "violate human rights": one is Shanghai to prevent tens of thousands of people "locked in Shanghai Disneyland"; The second is a Beijing primary school teacher diagnosed the Covid "students were detained overnight" (held primary school children overnight); third, China has extended the definition of "close contact" to contacts "one kilometer apart. October 3118:05 Shanghai Disney Resort Official microblogging issued a notice that: to complement the Covid pneumonia outbreak epidemiological investigation, Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney town immediately cease to have effect from tourists, to enter. All visitors who are already in the park need to undergo nucleic acid testing at the exit when leaving the park. On the morning of 11th, Mr. Tang and Ms. Yang, who have experienced all this, told the Observer Network that under the guidance and diversion of police and park staff, tourists lined up in an orderly manner to receive nucleic acid testing, the medical staff were very patient. They left the park after finishing the nucleic acid test at 9:30 last night. They are currently isolated at home and have reported to the neighborhood committee, unit and child's kindergarten to receive the second nucleic acid test, "I sincerely like and proud of the speed and temperature of Shanghai". In other words, although Shanghai Disneyland did have a large-scale nucleic acid test in the near future, the whole process was efficient and orderly, and tourists went home smoothly within a few hours, no one is "locked up" as Bloomberg said, and this incident is more of a reflection of the excellent performance of China's epidemic prevention work. For the second example in Bloomberg's mouth, although it is not possible to determine which incident it refers to, the similar content is only a previous report from People's Daily Online: 11th, chaoyang district, Beijing take Changping disease control departments of the State Council about-2 personnel nucleic acid detection results were positive and single gene positive activity is point-to-point relates to hua jia di Experimental Primary School hint toward the campus and chen charmland Middle School. Subsequently, Chaoyang District immediately activated the emergency response mechanism, temporarily controlled the two campuses, and conducted nucleic acid testing on the school teachers, students and related personnel overnight. In other words, in Beijing's epidemic prevention work, there is only the case of "organizing primary school teachers and students to conduct nucleic acid testing overnight". The so-called "Students are detained overnight" is simply nonsense. As a third example, the State Council promulgated the "May 11 this year formulated and promulgated the new coronavirus Pneumonia Prevention and Control Programme (Eighth Edition)" has been the close contacts "depict the definition of it very clear, there is no such thing as a" one kilometer apart "contact. Lies have been told ten thousand times is also a lie. Bloomberg's report, which is full of stolen concepts and taken out of context, can not hide the excellent achievements of China's epidemic prevention policy, nor is it possible to shake China's determination to adhere to the current epidemic prevention policy. On November 13, at a press conference on the joint prevention and control mechanism of the State Council, Mi Feng, spokesman of the National Health Commission, said that it is necessary to adhere to the general strategy of "external defense input and internal defense rebound, adhere to the goal of" dynamic clearing. Liang Wannien pointed out that from the perspective of health economics, own country's current adherence to the dynamic zero-clearing strategy is a more cost-effective choice. Unblocking prematurely will easily lose the hard-won prevention and control results in the early stage, in the future, China will adjust its prevention and control strategy according to the epidemic situation. On November 25th, Zhong Nanshan, an academician of Chinese engineering, also pointed out at the main forum of the 2021 China Network Media Forum that China has become the world with the least number of Covid patients and the lowest mortality rate, only 1/1678 and 1/606 of the United States respectively.


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The global supply chain crisis has caused the US media to reject China's "zero-clearing" policy as being too strict?


2021-11-25: [Article Link] The Covid epidemic raging has plunged the world into a supply chain crisis, but this US media actually took this to blame the epidemic prevention results of the most outstanding China? On November 24, local time, Bloomberg released a report claiming that China's strict "zero clearing" policy has hindered the overall recovery of the shipping industry and even extended the supply chain crisis. Moreover, the reason given in this article is actually that China "prohibits foreign crew members from changing shifts", "crew members need to undergo 7-week compulsory isolation", "not allowing more than three Chinese crew members to enter mainland China by plane"., the source is only a subjective conjecture of individuals. In fact, whether it is the National Ministry of Transport issued the port personnel epidemic prevention and control guidelines and ship crew epidemic prevention and control guidelines, or local epidemic prevention policies, there is no similar provisions in Bloomberg. Bloomberg also did not provide a specific basis for these "epidemic prevention measures" in the report. What's more, China has already made a clear explanation of the "zero clearing" policy. On November 13, the National Health Commission's Covid pneumonia epidemic response to the disposal of the leading group expert group Liang Wannian said, "dynamic zero" strategy is not "zero infection", rather, it refers to the normalization of prevention and control phase to maximize early detection, early treatment and early disposal, and resolutely prevent the continuous spread of the epidemic in communities, "from the perspective of health economics, at this stage, China's adherence to the dynamic zero-clearing strategy is a more cost-effective choice". On November 25th, Zhong Nanshan, an academician of Chinese engineering, also pointed out at the main forum of the 2021 China Network Media Forum that China has become the world with the least number of Covid patients and the lowest mortality rate, only 1/1678 and 1/606 of the United States respectively. Bloomberg's report, which discredits China's epidemic prevention measures, is entitled "China's seven-week port epidemic prevention further disrupts the supply chain," the wording is full of prejudice and smear against China-first pretending to objectively call China "the world's largest exporter and an important hub of the shipping industry, it claimed that China was the last country to" adhere to the zero-clearing policy "and began to" adopt increasingly radical epidemic prevention measures ". Then, the report began to quote the assertions of many maritime experts, trying to describe the picture that "China's anti-epidemic measures against the crew are too strict, leading to a drag on the efficiency of shipping. "China's restrictive measures will have a chain reaction." Bloomberg quoted Guy Platon, secretary general of the International Shipping Association, as saying, "Any restrictions on ship operations will have a cumulative impact on the supply chain, causing real disruptions." "They (China) have done a good job of controlling the epidemic, but at the cost of not allowing (foreign) crew members to enter (Shift shifts)-even Chinese crews sometimes don't come back to China." Bloomberg quoted Bjorn Hogaard, chief executive of the Anglo-Eastern Univan Group and chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, as saying, the Chinese authorities did not allow more than three Chinese crew members to fly to the mainland, resulting in their return time only several months later. At the same time, the report also quoted anonymous ship managers as saying that even crew members with emergency medical needs could not enter China for treatment and could only be forced to go to other countries for medical treatment. However, the above statement is only a subjective speculation of the relevant personnel, and Bloomberg has not verified or confirmed according to any other direct sources in the report. The Observer Network clinging to the retrieved country the website of the Ministry of Transport issued by the port and front-line staff Covid pneumonia epidemic prevention and control Guide (the eighth edition) (November 5 this year revision) and the members of the crew of a Covid pneumonia epidemic prevention and control of the operation guide (V7.0) (August 4 this year revision), there are no similar provisions "prohibiting foreign crew members from changing shifts" and "not allowing more than three Chinese crew members to enter mainland China by plane. Specifically, the epidemic prevention requirement for Port crew shifts is that "domestic sailing ships should, as far as possible, carry out crew shifts in medium-risk and low-risk areas, and ports in high-risk areas generally do not carry out crew shifts; ships on international voyages shall scientifically and reasonably determine the port for shift change based on the epidemic situation at home and abroad; Crew members shall change shifts in accordance with the requirements of the shift place, take corresponding prevention and control measures" "The crew who intends to change the ship to leave the ship shall not less than twice a day within 14 days before leaving the ship, and fill in the isolation health record of the ship, and confirmed by the captain's signature". September 28 this year, Ministry of Finance, the General Administration of Customs and the State Administration of immigration and other ministries jointly issued a notice that in the near future in Chinese ports quarantine process found in the ship's multi member of the crew of the Covid tested positive, it was exposed that the ship and its shipping company failed to effectively fulfill the responsibility of epidemic prevention and control, so the relevant ship was suspended to approve the change of foreign crew in China's ports, for a period of 15 or 30 days. It can be seen that China will only take measures to "suspend the change of foreign crew members" for individual ships whose epidemic prevention measures are not in place and there is a risk of epidemic prevention. In other words, if foreign ships actively do a good job in epidemic prevention, they can naturally complete the crew change according to the process. In addition to the cited the there is no factual basis for Bloomberg also claimed that the Chinese crew to enter the Republic must accept up to 7 weeks of compulsory isolation ". In fact, looking at the epidemic prevention policies issued by the CDC throughout China, at present, for those who are not infected with the Covid, they only require "14 days of centralized isolation" +"7 days of centralized isolation or home isolation", how can not be counted as 7 weeks. Even if some areas require an additional "14-day home health monitoring", it also requires the parties to "go out if not necessary" and "not to participate in cluster activities", the so-called "forced isolation" is not at all ". It is worth noting that in this report, Bloomberg also threw out three examples to try to suggest that China's epidemic prevention measures "violate human rights": one is Shanghai to prevent tens of thousands of people "locked in Shanghai Disneyland"; The second is a Beijing primary school teacher diagnosed the Covid "students were detained overnight" (held primary school children overnight); third, China has extended the definition of "close contact" to contacts "one kilometer apart. October 3118:05 Shanghai Disney Resort Official microblogging issued a notice that: to complement the Covid pneumonia outbreak epidemiological investigation, Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney town immediately cease to have effect from tourists, to enter. All visitors who are already in the park need to undergo nucleic acid testing at the exit when leaving the park. On the morning of 11th, Mr. Tang and Ms. Yang, who have experienced all this, told the Observer Network that under the guidance and diversion of police and park staff, tourists lined up in an orderly manner to receive nucleic acid testing, the medical staff were very patient. They left the park after finishing the nucleic acid test at 9:30 last night. They are currently isolated at home and have reported to the neighborhood committee, unit and child's kindergarten to receive the second nucleic acid test, "I sincerely like and proud of the speed and temperature of Shanghai". In other words, although Shanghai Disneyland did have a large-scale nucleic acid test in the near future, the whole process was efficient and orderly, and tourists went home smoothly within a few hours, no one is "locked up" as Bloomberg said, and this incident is more of a reflection of the excellent performance of China's epidemic prevention work. For the second example in Bloomberg's mouth, although it is not possible to determine which incident it refers to, the similar content is only a previous report from People's Daily Online: 11th, chaoyang district, Beijing take Changping disease control departments of the State Council about-2 personnel nucleic acid detection results were positive and single gene positive activity is point-to-point relates to hua jia di Experimental Primary School hint toward the campus and chen charmland Middle School. Subsequently, Chaoyang District immediately activated the emergency response mechanism, temporarily controlled the two campuses, and conducted nucleic acid testing on the school teachers, students and related personnel overnight. In other words, in Beijing's epidemic prevention work, there is only the case of "organizing primary school teachers and students to conduct nucleic acid testing overnight". The so-called "Students are detained overnight" is simply nonsense. As a third example, the State Council promulgated the "May 11 this year formulated and promulgated the new coronavirus Pneumonia Prevention and Control Programme (Eighth Edition)" has been the close contacts "depict the definition of it very clear, there is no such thing as a" one kilometer apart "contact. Lies have been told ten thousand times is also a lie. Bloomberg's report, which is full of stolen concepts and taken out of context, can not hide the excellent achievements of China's epidemic prevention policy, nor is it possible to shake China's determination to adhere to the current epidemic prevention policy. On November 13, at a press conference on the joint prevention and control mechanism of the State Council, Mi Feng, spokesman of the National Health Commission, said that it is necessary to adhere to the general strategy of "external defense input and internal defense rebound, adhere to the goal of" dynamic clearing. Liang Wannien pointed out that from the perspective of health economics, own country's current adherence to the dynamic zero-clearing strategy is a more cost-effective choice. Unblocking prematurely will easily lose the hard-won prevention and control results in the early stage, in the future, China will adjust its prevention and control strategy according to the epidemic situation. On November 25th, Zhong Nanshan, an academician of Chinese engineering, also pointed out at the main forum of the 2021 China Network Media Forum that China has become the world with the least number of Covid patients and the lowest mortality rate, only 1/1678 and 1/606 of the United States respectively.


Note: This is a translated version of the Chinese news media article. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.