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    Chengdu IN LOCKDOWN - will WTTC be delayed?

    The Chinese officials had decided to lockdown the ENTIRE CHENGDU after hundreds of daily covid cases.

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    Not only Chengdu, dozens of places is in lockdown

    Imagine if you go, and you can't get out.... that is a bigger disaster than some sport event happening or not.
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    crazy times

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    Can they just move WTTC to a different city?

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    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Zhuang
    Can they just move WTTC to a different city?

    probably not on 1 month notice


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Zhuang
    Can they just move WTTC to a different city?

    Shenzhen will likely go into lockdown soon. Not sure how many that will follow or already is.

    They should move to Germany (just hosted Euro champs last week).

    This is a 40 team (x 5 players) x 2 gender team tournament., so 400 players, so up to 1000 visitors (excluding spectators)
    I think any country can do it with 1 months notice, it would be Germany.

    Not sure how "close loop" CTTA can promise these 1000.
    The covid zero policy will or will not be enforced by the visitors remain to be seen.

    Not to mention, teams has no individual players ranking points up for grabs, so would any player want to take part in return for no personal gain?
    The whole ITTF/WTT been punting ranking points for past 2 and half years.

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    China is NOT a good place to be or visit right now. I would hope they can move the tournament.

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    So Chengdu lockdown from Thursday for 4 days (scheduled to end today) has been increased by another further 3 days.
    I think it is very slim that the lockdown will finish is 3 days time.

    Based on what happens to Shanghai, few days became 2 months.

    Lets hope Chengdu can get out of this mess asap.

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    Don't hold your breath. From recent history these lockdowns are totally unnecessary and very harsh. It's basically all for political reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtsnake
    Don't hold your breath. From recent history these lockdowns are totally unnecessary and very harsh. It's basically all for political reasons.

    political reason, like what ??????


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    Quote Originally Posted by lodro

    political reason, like what ??????

    Rumors had it that Shanghai lockdown was politically driven. Since there is 2 mafia groups, one of them is the Beijing family, the other is Shanghai.
    There is a major CCP meeting coming up on 16 Oct and Beijing family is aiming to be victorious there.

    But then again, I am in the view that if you push the people (citizen) too far, they will rebel (just like any dynasty for the past 5000 years)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony's Table Tennis


    But then again, I am in the view that if you push the people (citizen) too far, they will rebel (just like any dynasty for the past 5000 years)

    so true. But then of course the CCP has a huge army at its disposal and there is a bit of an overpopulation problem to take care off.


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    what are the odds that WTTTC are cancelled ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takkyu_wa_inochi
    what are the odds that WTTTC are cancelled ?

    WTT is still saying "see you in Chengdu"
    But the event page on WTT website is still plank... 20 odd days to go... still blank.

    Must be the first time in any world champ history of the modern internet age?

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    Chengdu just experienced a 6.6 magnitude earthquake. Although the magnitude is low, the depth is only 10km.

    A pretty unfortunate combo of covid outbreak and earthquake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFF_lib
    Chengdu just experienced a 6.6 magnitude earthquake. Although the magnitude is low, the depth is only 10km.

    A pretty unfortunate combo of covid outbreak and earthquake.

    Earthquake protocol - go outside

    Covid protocol, don't go outside - we will lock you in from the outside

    Really sad combo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lodro

    political reason, like what ??????

    This would open up a whole new can of worms. Don't want to derail the OP's thread. But Tony is right.

    The whole communist regime is based on corruption. So there are people who benefit from all the unnecessary testing. Can you believe there are politicians that make kick back money from the sales of test kits? Think of how many millions (billions?) of test kits are being used?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtsnake

    This would open up a whole new can of worms. Don't want to derail the OP's thread. But Tony is right.

    The whole communist regime is based on corruption. So there are people who benefit from all the unnecessary testing. Can you believe there are politicians that make kick back money from the sales of test kits? Think of how many millions (billions?) of test kits are being used?

    these are not political reasons, just greed, a phenomenon well known all over the world, regardless
    of a political system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PingBirdPong
    看破不说破,日子还能过。

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