China has decided to ban foreigners from tomorrow (28th). It is said to prevent the virus from coming in from abroad, but it is criticized for being double when you think about what the Chinese government has resisted when other countries have prevented Chinese from entering.

Correspondent Song Wook, Beijing.


From 00:00 tomorrow, foreigners are not allowed to enter China even if they have a visa or residence permit.

The system that temporarily allowed foreign passengers to stay as visa-free is also suspended.

This is a surprise move announced by the Chinese Foreign Ministry last night.

He said that he would only allow visas and allow entry into the country, such as economic trade and science and technology activities.

Even Koreans and international students who returned home from Corona 19 in China could not return to China for the time being.

[Shanghai self-employed Gyomin (stay in Korea): I planned to enter the beginning of next week, but I think that this action will cause the company to run out of business. I'm very worried.]

The Chinese government has also agreed to allow only one flight per week per airline per week for all international passenger flights to China.

[Gong-sheng / A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China: To cope with the current situation in Corona19, it is a temporary measure taken in reference to the methods of various countries.]

It is also analyzed that China's largest political event, which will take place in the end of next month, is a measure to declare the victory of the Corona War in so-called bilateral meetings.

However, it is criticized that 90% of China's foreign inflowers are Chinese citizens, and that the Chinese government contradicted that the United States and Europe stopped operating flights to China earlier this month, saying it was overkill.

We, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, regretted the Chinese government's decision to ban foreigners from entering without prior consultation, and called on Chinese Ambassador Xinghaiming to protest.

(Video coverage: Choi Deok-hyun, Video editing: Lee Seung-hee)