China is currently confronting a new wave of sporadic outbreaks in addition to the looming threat of Omicron. Photo: Reuters
China is currently confronting a new wave of sporadic outbreaks in addition to the looming threat of Omicron. Photo: Reuters

China’s zero-Covid policy under renewed scrutiny as economic challenges mount

  • While the strict disease prevention strategy proved a success early in the pandemic, economic risks are growing and so is public dissatisfaction
  • The policy will further weigh on consumption and economic growth, and may prove ineffective in containing a more transmissible virus variant, economists say

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
China is currently confronting a new wave of sporadic outbreaks in addition to the looming threat of Omicron. Photo: Reuters
China is currently confronting a new wave of sporadic outbreaks in addition to the looming threat of Omicron. Photo: Reuters
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