Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Guiyang’s zero-Covid tragedy evokes China’s old mantra of putting politics in command

  • The bus crash killed 27 people, triggering an outpouring of anger and grief at a zero-Covid policy that looks set to stay until March at the earliest
  • Stamping out outbreaks to reach the fabled goal of ‘societal zero-Covid’ has become an absolute political imperative, to be achieved whatever the cost

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