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How Xi Jinping, emperor and dictator, locks down China


INVESTIGATION - At the head of a country that is closing in on itself, galvanized by the "patriotic war" against Covid-19, Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, has put an end to four decades of openness to the world.

By our correspondent in Asia

Like Lego bricks placed on the lush plain, the mysterious Ideal City emerges from the subtropical mud of Guangdong. Dozens of three-story building bars with white facades, fitted with heavy air-conditioned fans, and covered with a flat gray roof, line the horizon like barracks barracks. Helmeted workers put the finishing touches to this gigantic ultra-secure complex as large as 46 football fields, under construction since the summer, on the outskirts of Canton, the great southern metropolis of China.

Here, travelers from around the world landing at nearby Baiyun International Airport, the country's largest, will each be isolated without any human contact for three weeks, in one of the 5,000 rooms of this imposing entrance hall " the factory of the world ”.

An obligatory step before being able to go to this immense trade fair, where the wholesalers of the planet are refueled

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Source: lefigaro

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