Shoppers in a Beijing shopping mall after the capital started to ease its restrictions. Photo: AP
Shoppers in a Beijing shopping mall after the capital started to ease its restrictions. Photo: AP

‘Illicit’ local Covid controls fuelling backlash in China, says government legal adviser

  • Peking University law professor Jiang Mingan criticises lower level authorities for taking action that generates public ‘resentment or even resistance’
  • The central government has accelerated the easing of controls after rare protests across several major cities a couple of weeks ago

Shoppers in a Beijing shopping mall after the capital started to ease its restrictions. Photo: AP
Shoppers in a Beijing shopping mall after the capital started to ease its restrictions. Photo: AP
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