Nearly two months after Shanghai was placed under lockdown, party mouthpiece People’s Daily says the nation’s zero-Covid policy is gradually having “the desired effects”. Photo: Reuters
Questions raised after China claims economy will ‘soon’ return to normal
  • Propaganda machine is churning out pro-growth statements and defending coronavirus-control measures, but some say greater policy support is needed
  • Others suggest that official data may overstate the strength of China’s economy ahead of the party congress and leadership reshuffle later this year
18 May 2022 - 8:57PM