Unease at the border: Russia and China seek to downplay Covid-19 outbreak in Suifenhe

Handling of Chinese nationals trying to flee Russia has created strains between allies as they boast of new ‘strategic partnership’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage As soon as Jie Zhongfeng learned about her roommate who recently returned to China contracting Covid-19, she booked a flight from Moscow to Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East and paid another 300 yuan (about $42) to schedule a bus ride to the Chinese border city of Suifenhe. Dressed in full-body protective suit, masks and gloves, Jie did not eat or drink for more than 20 hours during her journey for fear of infection. Continue reading...