Residents wearing face masks wait in line for their routine Covid-19 tests in Beijing on Monday. Photo: AP Photo
Residents wearing face masks wait in line for their routine Covid-19 tests in Beijing on Monday. Photo: AP Photo
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

My Take by Zhou Xin

Pragmatism, not ideology, is driving China’s new Covid controls and property policy

  • China’s shift in Covid-19 policy, albeit a bit late, shows that reality, not ideals, dictate Beijing’s policy agenda
  • The unwinding of China’s pandemic controls is set to gather speed, and an opening of the Hong Kong-mainland border could happen before Spring Festival

Residents wearing face masks wait in line for their routine Covid-19 tests in Beijing on Monday. Photo: AP Photo
Residents wearing face masks wait in line for their routine Covid-19 tests in Beijing on Monday. Photo: AP Photo
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