A government worker sits at a pandemic checkpoint outside a residential block in Xian on January 3. The Chinese city has been in lockdown since December 23. Photo: AP
A government worker sits at a pandemic checkpoint outside a residential block in Xian on January 3. The Chinese city has been in lockdown since December 23. Photo: AP
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

China’s zero-Covid strategy is a problem for the world as supply chain disruptions, inflation stall recovery

  • Recent citywide shutdowns and the return of strict social distancing measures suggest China’s self-imposed isolation will not end soon
  • While shifting from pandemic to endemic has its own challenges as the West well knows, the economic impacts of ‘zero-Covid’ are making global recovery harder

A government worker sits at a pandemic checkpoint outside a residential block in Xian on January 3. The Chinese city has been in lockdown since December 23. Photo: AP
A government worker sits at a pandemic checkpoint outside a residential block in Xian on January 3. The Chinese city has been in lockdown since December 23. Photo: AP
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