Beijing has touted its strict measures as a model for containing the virus, but more than a year after it closed the borders it is facing a dilemma over whether to reopen. Illustration: Perry Tse Beijing has touted its strict measures as a model for containing the virus, but more than a year after it closed the borders it is facing a dilemma over whether to reopen. Illustration: Perry Tse
Beijing has touted its strict measures as a model for containing the virus, but more than a year after it closed the borders it is facing a dilemma over whether to reopen. Illustration: Perry Tse

China’s zero-tolerance approach helped control Covid-19, but is it time for an exit strategy?

  • Beijing may have no choice but to reopen its borders and face the risk of outbreaks even if most people are vaccinated, experts say
  • There may be more pressure to do so as other countries open up, but it could come at a political cost

Topic |   China's border reopening
Beijing has touted its strict measures as a model for containing the virus, but more than a year after it closed the borders it is facing a dilemma over whether to reopen. Illustration: Perry Tse Beijing has touted its strict measures as a model for containing the virus, but more than a year after it closed the borders it is facing a dilemma over whether to reopen. Illustration: Perry Tse
Beijing has touted its strict measures as a model for containing the virus, but more than a year after it closed the borders it is facing a dilemma over whether to reopen. Illustration: Perry Tse
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