Political Interest wrote:Ah yes, the misanthropes of the world never fail to disappoint us, east and west:
Sometimes soundbites like this have to be checked over and over again.
1. The video has no sound, because it's apparently CCTV of the lift. It is fully possible that the guy only pretended he's a rapper, and did not spit at all. Besides the video is in Traditional Chinese. I suspect it is made by a fellow Hongkonger. With us Hongkongers having so immense hatred against China I would not deny that there may be some people making fake subtitles just to stir up further hatred. For the purpose of analysis, though, let's assume the subtitles are accurately describing the event
2. The tweeter used the word "hometown", which would suggest the guy returned somewhere far away from Wuhan proper. However, Hanjiang Xincheng is apparently a name of a housing estate (it sounds like 汉江新城), which should only appear in cities. As a matter of fact, Wuhan also has the character 汉, and indeed it sits on the estuary where Hanjiang (汉江) enters the Yangtze. I didn't check up thoroughly, but I suspect this video was taken just in a housing estate of Wuhan, not somewhere away from it. With the shutdown in effect, he's probably not going to infect anybody outside the building he's in.
(EDIT: A search in Google reveals that there is one Hanjiang Xincheng in a city called Xiangyang, about 200 miles upstream from Wuhan. AFAIK it's also shut down after this video was allegedly taken)
3. Assume that he actually spit, whether his act would infect anybody else is up to debate. With the CCTV catching the act in live, there's probably at least one estate administrator seeing that. Assuming that they are responsible enough (although in China, one cannot be too confident on anything), they would probably have shut down the lift immediately and arrange a sanitisation.