People wearing face masks cross a road in Beijing. Scientists have warned that China will face multiple waves of Covid-19 infections as the Omicron variant mutates to spread faster and evade immunity. Photo: EPA-EFE
People wearing face masks cross a road in Beijing. Scientists have warned that China will face multiple waves of Covid-19 infections as the Omicron variant mutates to spread faster and evade immunity. Photo: EPA-EFE
Donald Low
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Donald Low

China’s zero-Covid policy, botched reopening will puzzle historians for years to come

  • Beijing abruptly ended its strict zero-Covid stance after three years but analysts will spend many more figuring out the true cost of the policy
  • It remains to be seen whether and how quickly the scarring done to parts of China’s economy can be reversed by its eventual reopening

People wearing face masks cross a road in Beijing. Scientists have warned that China will face multiple waves of Covid-19 infections as the Omicron variant mutates to spread faster and evade immunity. Photo: EPA-EFE
People wearing face masks cross a road in Beijing. Scientists have warned that China will face multiple waves of Covid-19 infections as the Omicron variant mutates to spread faster and evade immunity. Photo: EPA-EFE
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