A protest in Shanghai on Sunday against China’s strict Covid response and demanding release of those detained for participating in an earlier protest. Credit: SCMP
A protest in Shanghai on Sunday against China’s strict Covid response and demanding release of those detained for participating in an earlier protest. Credit: SCMP

US Republicans slam Biden for ‘weakness’ on China protests; UK’s Sunak seethes over journalist detention

  • White House statement backing ‘everyone’s right to peacefully protest’ called inadequate by Republicans
  • Some analysts warn against overt support for protesters, with one saying that such a tactic would ‘almost certainly make things much worse’

A protest in Shanghai on Sunday against China’s strict Covid response and demanding release of those detained for participating in an earlier protest. Credit: SCMP
A protest in Shanghai on Sunday against China’s strict Covid response and demanding release of those detained for participating in an earlier protest. Credit: SCMP
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