People line up to get tested at a makeshift nucleic acid testing site outside China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
People line up to get tested at a makeshift nucleic acid testing site outside China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

China’s zero-Covid policy questioned as expert says ‘stabilising the economy will protect lives’

  • By hampering economic activity, China’s coronavirus controls are doing more damage to life expectancy than good, a Chinese professor says
  • Another academic says rising unemployment and declining incomes are making it harder for Beijing to back up its talk of putting people first

People line up to get tested at a makeshift nucleic acid testing site outside China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
People line up to get tested at a makeshift nucleic acid testing site outside China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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