China suspends social media accounts of COVID policy critics


              A vendor wearing a face mask checks her smartphone at her store selling Chinese Lunar New Year decorations in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. China has suspended or closed the social media accounts of more than 1,000 critics of the government's policies on the COVID-19 outbreak, as the country moves to further open up. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A man wearing a face mask shops for Chinese Lunar New Year decorations at a pavement stores in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. China has suspended or closed the social media accounts of more than 1,000 critics of the government's policies on the COVID-19 outbreak, as the country moves to further open up. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Children wearing face masks ride on their scooter with Chinese Year of the Rabbit decoration passing by residents shop for Chinese Lunar New Year decorations at a pavement stores in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. China has suspended or closed the social media accounts of more than 1,000 critics of the government's policies on the COVID-19 outbreak, as the country moves to further open up. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Residents wearing face masks buy Chinese Lunar New Year decorations at a pavement store in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. China has suspended or closed the social media accounts of more than 1,000 critics of the government's policies on the COVID-19 outbreak, as the country moves to further open up. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A man browses his smartphone as an elderly patient is wheeled to an emergency hall in a hospital in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. China has suspended or closed the social media accounts of more than 1,000 critics of the government's policies on the COVID-19 outbreak, as the country moves to further open up. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              People look after their elderly relatives receiving medical treatment at an emergency hall of a hospital in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. China has suspended or closed the social media accounts of more than 1,000 critics of the government's policies on the COVID-19 outbreak, as the country moves to further open up. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Medical workers check on an elderly patient arrives to an emergency hall in a hospital in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. China has suspended or closed the social media accounts of more than 1,000 critics of the government's policies on the COVID-19 outbreak, as the country moves to further open up. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A man, right, browses his smartphone on a bench as an elderly patient is wheeled to an emergency hall in a hospital in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. China has suspended or closed the social media accounts of more than 1,000 critics of the government's policies on the COVID-19 outbreak, as the country moves to further open up. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A man wearing a face mask shops for Chinese Lunar New Year decorations at a pavement store in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. China has suspended or closed the social media accounts of more than 1,000 critics of the government's policies on the COVID-19 outbreak, as the country moves to further open up. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              FILE - People wearing face masks walk along a street in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. China has suspended or closed the social media accounts of more than 1,000 critics of the government’s policies on the COVID-19 outbreak, as the country moves to further open up. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China suspends social media accounts of COVID policy critics