US Lawyer Goes To China – Spends 3 Months In Quarantine … Then Goes Home !

  • Xue Liangquan, a Los Angeles-based lawyer, wanted to visit his family in China for Lunar New Year.
  • Instead, Xue said he ended up spending three months under quarantine or in isolation in China.
  • His experience, which he detailed in a WeChat post, shows how China’s patchwork of COVID restrictions can upend people’s daily lives.


Xue Liangquan, a Los Angeles-based lawyer, arrived in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on January 4. His plan was to spend the next few weeks visiting family in Shandong province in eastern China, and to spend Lunar New Year, an important traditional holiday for the Chinese, with them.

His hopes did not come to pass.

Instead, Xue, 37, says he went through three consecutive months of quarantine and isolation in Guangzhou and Shanghai from January 2 to April 1. He said he ended his trip by flying back to Los Angeles on April 1, without having seen his family in China.

Xue described the ordeal in a lengthy WeChat¬†post¬†that highlights how China’s patchwork of local COVID-19 restrictions can result in miscommunication and confusion. The WeChat post was published on Wednesday and has already racked up more than 100,000 views.