A woman poses for a photo in the Temple of Heaven Park, in Beijing, with the city skyline in the background, on December 8. Photo: AP
A woman poses for a photo in the Temple of Heaven Park, in Beijing, with the city skyline in the background, on December 8. Photo: AP
Nancy Qian
Opinion

Opinion

Nancy Qian

Why China’s ‘zero-Covid’ upheaval holds both promise and peril for the country’s future

  • The good news for the Chinese people is that the recent protests were dispersed with little bloodshed and the end of pandemic restrictions is finally in sight
  • The bad news is the public’s rejection of Covid-19 rules raises the political stakes of the next controversial policy and could threaten regime legitimacy

A woman poses for a photo in the Temple of Heaven Park, in Beijing, with the city skyline in the background, on December 8. Photo: AP
A woman poses for a photo in the Temple of Heaven Park, in Beijing, with the city skyline in the background, on December 8. Photo: AP
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