Protesters and police gather during a protest against China’s strict zero-Covid measures on Monday in Beijing. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
Protesters and police gather during a protest against China’s strict zero-Covid measures on Monday in Beijing. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

My Take by Zhou Xin

China faces moment of truth on its zero-Covid-19 policy amid public defiance, pandemic fatigue

  • A well-implemented zero-Covid policy is supposed to contain the virus while keeping economic activities humming
  • But the virus is now out of control, the economy is in tatters, and angry citizens are showing public defiance

Protesters and police gather during a protest against China’s strict zero-Covid measures on Monday in Beijing. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
Protesters and police gather during a protest against China’s strict zero-Covid measures on Monday in Beijing. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
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