Despite its success in bringing Covid-19 under control domestically, China still has a mountain to climb before it can safely reopen to the rest of the world. Photo: AP Despite its success in bringing Covid-19 under control domestically, China still has a mountain to climb before it can safely reopen to the rest of the world. Photo: AP
Despite its success in bringing Covid-19 under control domestically, China still has a mountain to climb before it can safely reopen to the rest of the world. Photo: AP
Josephine Ma
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Josephine Ma

How does China reopen its borders without losing its grip on Covid-19?

  • Beijing’s strict containment measures have been successful in keeping infections down but it can’t hide itself from the rest of the world forever
  • But opening up won’t be easy if China’s vaccination programme continues to lag behind those of other nations

Despite its success in bringing Covid-19 under control domestically, China still has a mountain to climb before it can safely reopen to the rest of the world. Photo: AP Despite its success in bringing Covid-19 under control domestically, China still has a mountain to climb before it can safely reopen to the rest of the world. Photo: AP
Despite its success in bringing Covid-19 under control domestically, China still has a mountain to climb before it can safely reopen to the rest of the world. Photo: AP
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Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma is China news editor and has covered China news for the Post for more than 20 years. As a correspondent in Beijing, she reported on everything from the 2003 Sars outbreak to the riots in Lhasa and the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She has been based in Hong Kong since 2009. She has a master’s degree in development studies from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in English language from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.