Protests were staged in Beijing and other major cities last weekend. Photo: Reuters
Protests were staged in Beijing and other major cities last weekend. Photo: Reuters

Chinese President Xi Jinping believes ‘frustrated students’ are behind Covid-19 protests, EU officials say

  • European officials say Xi’s comments during a meeting with EU Council President Charles Michel may signal he is ready to loosen controls further
  • The Chinese leader is also reported to have said that the dominant Omicron strain is ‘less lethal’, but expressed concern about vaccinating the elderly

Protests were staged in Beijing and other major cities last weekend. Photo: Reuters
Protests were staged in Beijing and other major cities last weekend. Photo: Reuters
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