Chinese authorities take a leaf from the Trump playbook and ‘build the wall’ as part of Covid-19 curbs

The Chinese authorities have started building a wall along the country’s porous southwestern borders that have long been an easy conduit for drug smugglers and human traffickers.It may not stand comparison with the Great Wall or Donald Trump’s promised wall on the US-Mexican border – but the relative ease of crossing between Yunnan province and its neighbours Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos became a major headache for the authorities when Covid-19 emerged last year.China has been hit by a number of…

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