People dressed in period costumes keep their masks on outside the entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing. Photo: AP
People dressed in period costumes keep their masks on outside the entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing. Photo: AP

China to stick with zero-Covid policy, but the rules may be ‘refined’, premier says

  • ‘Routine’ pandemic control measures to continue, Li Keqiang tells NPC, but also hints at adjustments to balance growth needs
  • Hong Kong’s Covid-19 crisis could convince central leaders of the risks of easing rules too soon, observer says

People dressed in period costumes keep their masks on outside the entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing. Photo: AP
People dressed in period costumes keep their masks on outside the entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing. Photo: AP
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