A residential area’s entrance is seen closed on May 5, 2022, as Shanghai remains under an extended Covid-19 lockdown. Photo: Reuters
A residential area’s entrance is seen closed on May 5, 2022, as Shanghai remains under an extended Covid-19 lockdown. Photo: Reuters
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

China’s lockdowns, other rigid Covid-19 control measures heighten worries of worsening economy for nation’s middle class

  • On China’s internet, ‘run’ – as in, flee the country – gained momentum as the word of the year after Shanghai was put under a draconian Covid-19 lockdown
  • What lies behind that word is growing anxiety by the affluent urban middle class over China’s future

A residential area’s entrance is seen closed on May 5, 2022, as Shanghai remains under an extended Covid-19 lockdown. Photo: Reuters
A residential area’s entrance is seen closed on May 5, 2022, as Shanghai remains under an extended Covid-19 lockdown. Photo: Reuters
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