People line up in the rain to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in Fuyang, Anhui province, over the weekend. Photo: Reuters People line up in the rain to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in Fuyang, Anhui province, over the weekend. Photo: Reuters
People line up in the rain to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in Fuyang, Anhui province, over the weekend. Photo: Reuters
Zhou Xin
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Zhou Xin

China’s zero tolerance for coronavirus cases is unfair for some but justified for many

  • After the Wuhan lockdown last year, there is a shared perception in China that a single infection equates to a mini-disaster that must be avoided at all costs
  • Outbreaks in India, Japan and even Taiwan have served as evidence to Chinese officials that no chances should be taken

People line up in the rain to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in Fuyang, Anhui province, over the weekend. Photo: Reuters People line up in the rain to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in Fuyang, Anhui province, over the weekend. Photo: Reuters
People line up in the rain to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in Fuyang, Anhui province, over the weekend. Photo: Reuters
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.