A worker in protective gear at a neighborhood placed under lockdown in Beijing on November 21. Photo: Bloomberg
A worker in protective gear at a neighborhood placed under lockdown in Beijing on November 21. Photo: Bloomberg
Yue Parkinson
Opinion

Opinion

Yue Parkinson

China’s Covid lockdown plight is the result of putting policy before people

  • At the start of the pandemic, China won praise for its seeming ability to unite the public behind its contagion-fighting measures
  • But after three years of unrelenting lockdowns and a string of tragedies, that facade has fallen to reveal a policy that risks undermining human rights

A worker in protective gear at a neighborhood placed under lockdown in Beijing on November 21. Photo: Bloomberg
A worker in protective gear at a neighborhood placed under lockdown in Beijing on November 21. Photo: Bloomberg
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