Residents of Changchun, Jilin province, line up for coronavirus testing. Authorities in the provincial capital will distribute cash and medical supplies to more than 50,000 people. Photo: AP
Residents of Changchun, Jilin province, line up for coronavirus testing. Authorities in the provincial capital will distribute cash and medical supplies to more than 50,000 people. Photo: AP

China’s lockdowns put working class, poor provinces at risk of ‘falling back into poverty’

  • A year after President Xi Jinping declared an end to extreme poverty in China, economic fallout from Beijing’s zero-Covid ambitions is taking a hefty toll on livelihoods
  • Central leadership’s ‘common prosperity’ push is said to have been put on back-burner until economy recovers

Residents of Changchun, Jilin province, line up for coronavirus testing. Authorities in the provincial capital will distribute cash and medical supplies to more than 50,000 people. Photo: AP
Residents of Changchun, Jilin province, line up for coronavirus testing. Authorities in the provincial capital will distribute cash and medical supplies to more than 50,000 people. Photo: AP
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