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 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

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