One of the things about living in the United States is that you have more freedom of movement within this great country of ours than any other place on Earth.
If you live in Montana and travel to New Mexico, you aren’t going to get arrested for it.
That being said, there are countries, specifically China, that if you so much as travel somewhere at the wrong time and neglect to tell authorities you are going to be put in prison or worse.
Shoot, it’s the same model the North Koreans have been using for decades.
A recent tweet from a Chinese advocacy group known as Himalaya Global eerily warns that the communist Chinese government is beginning to impose harsh new penalties for Chinese people who fail to report recent travel to Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Recent announcement by Chinese judicial officer:
Fail to report recent trip to #Wuhan may be charged
Offender may receive severe punishment, even Death!
— Himalaya Global (@HimalayaGlobal) February 6, 2020
The video announcement was made by a Chinese judge who explains that all recent travelers from Wuhan must now report to the appropriate authorities or else be guilty of endangering public safety. At a minimum, violators could face up to 10 years in prison. At a maximum, they could face life in prison or even the death penalty.
“Anyone coming back from Wuhan shall report to the authority,” an English translation of the video announcement reads. “Those who do not report might be charged with (an) Endangering Public Safety Offense.”
“The severest case(s) will receive the death sentence!” the announcement goes on to warn. “If one suspects that he might be infected with novel coronavirus but does not report to the authority, nor quarantine himself, such behavior is endangering public safety and he may be sentenced to 10-year imprisonment or more life sentence, or even death!”
This judge further explains that communist Chinese police from the areas of Jilin, Shandong, and Sichuan have already filed these types of criminal charges against people who failed or refused to report recent travel to Wuhan.
“Therefore, those who came back from Wuhan must report to the local authority. Let’s stand in solidarity and fight the pandemic! Add oil!”
Communist China has no clue what concepts like positivity, freedom and honesty actually mean.
This “add oil” reference at the end, in case you’re not familiar with it, is a relatively new Hong Kong English expression, also used in China, that means encouragement and support for something. It’s generally a positive term, almost like “keep up the good work.”
That’s what makes this judge’s use of it rather odd, seeing as how it was preceded by threats of imprisonment or death for those who don’t comply – which is just what you might expect coming from a communist mentality.