China’s hardline coronavirus containment strategy has sparked debate about the potential long-term economic impact. Photo: AFP
China’s hardline coronavirus containment strategy has sparked debate about the potential long-term economic impact. Photo: AFP

China’s zero Covid-19 approach sparks debate about long-term impact on economy

  • While China’s borders remain closed, its strong economic recovery and booming exports have, for many observers, boosted confidence in Beijing’s handling of the pandemic
  • But debate is simmering about the economic impact of China’s containment strategy, with some observers suggesting isolation and lockdowns are unsustainable long term

China’s hardline coronavirus containment strategy has sparked debate about the potential long-term economic impact. Photo: AFP
China’s hardline coronavirus containment strategy has sparked debate about the potential long-term economic impact. Photo: AFP
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