The country has touted the superiority of its approach to Covid-19. Photo: AP
The country has touted the superiority of its approach to Covid-19. Photo: AP

Zero-Covid: Why Chinese official media moved to squash hopes of swift end to policy after party congress

  • Making a sudden change after the event would undermine the message that strict curbs were needed to save lives, according to one observer
  • Strict controls have taken a growing toll on the economy and public, and many had hoped there might be a shift after the year’s biggest political event

The country has touted the superiority of its approach to Covid-19. Photo: AP
The country has touted the superiority of its approach to Covid-19. Photo: AP
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