Bicycling in Sichuan Under the Shadow of Coronavirus

I fled to the countryside to escape the surveillance state. Instead, it followed me there.

New York Magazine
Mar 5 · 10 min read
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Mountains and villages are surrounded by mist in Guang’an City, Sichuan Province, China. Photo: Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

By Lauren Teixeira

The golf cart was labeled “Qinglong Village Novel Coronavirus Patrol,” and the two men and two women who stepped out of it after flagging me down had matching red armbands. I…

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