Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Can China afford to stay isolated as world abandons ‘zero Covid’?

  • Strict border controls, alongside lockdowns, quarantine mandates, extensive testing, and contract tracing, helped China bring the coronavirus under control last year
  • But they are also preventing in-person diplomacy, as ‘overkill’ visa policies for dependants dissuade foreign professionals from moving to the country

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