The entrance to the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at the Temple of Heaven complex in Beijing. The recent publication of an article reviewing China’s past isolationist strategy comes at a time when people are speculating about the central government’s commitment to its open door policy. Photo: Shutterstock
The entrance to the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at the Temple of Heaven complex in Beijing. The recent publication of an article reviewing China’s past isolationist strategy comes at a time when people are speculating about the central government’s commitment to its open door policy. Photo: Shutterstock
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

Chinese historians’ review of past isolationist policy goes viral, reflecting unease over closed borders, lockdowns, crackdowns

  • An article from the Chinese Academy of History views the country’s past isolationist policy as a self-defence strategy against Western colonisation
  • The 15,000-character article went viral on China’s internet, as the country’s borders remain closed under the government’s zero-Covid-19 strategy

The entrance to the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at the Temple of Heaven complex in Beijing. The recent publication of an article reviewing China’s past isolationist strategy comes at a time when people are speculating about the central government’s commitment to its open door policy. Photo: Shutterstock
The entrance to the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at the Temple of Heaven complex in Beijing. The recent publication of an article reviewing China’s past isolationist strategy comes at a time when people are speculating about the central government’s commitment to its open door policy. Photo: Shutterstock
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