Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

China needs a national Covid vaccine mandate. One bungled roll-out in Beijing doesn’t change that

  • The Chinese capital’s attempt to compel residents to get vaccinated was met with such a backlash that the authorities are unlikely to try it again soon
  • But that would be a great shame. China must educate its citizens about the importance of vaccines if it ever hopes to find a way out of the pandemic