January 20, 2023

What the End of Zero-Covid Means for China

by The Journal.

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A month after China scrapped most of its zero-Covid restrictions, Omicron has spread rapidly. WSJ’s Brian Spegele explains that while some people are able to resume life as normal, infections have skyrocketed and medical facilities are stretched to their limits.


Further Reading:

- China’s Precarious Moment: Covid Everywhere and Few Restrictions 

- China Confronts First Lunar New Year Since Covid Lockdowns Ended 

- China’s Young Protesters Wrestle With How Far to Push: ‘We Don’t Want Covid Tests, We Want Freedom’ 


Further Listening:

- China's Biggest Protests in Decades 

- How Xi Jinping's Dream Slowed China's Economy 



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