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How Long Can Xi Prioritize ‘Zero COVID’ over the Economy?
May 14, 2022

How Long Can Xi Prioritize ‘Zero COVID’ over the Economy?

By Dan Macklin
Past precedent suggests the Chinese leader is willing to deprioritize growth to focus on more urgent goals, but only as long as he is supported by a sufficient economic cushion.

China Continues ‘Severe and Complex’ Fight Against COVID-19
March 25, 2022

China Continues ‘Severe and Complex’ Fight Against COVID-19

By Huizhong Wu
Amid the country’s worst outbreak yet, China is trying to fine-tune its “zero-COVID” approach.
China’s COVID-19 Cases Double, Sparking Fears About Economic Fallout
March 15, 2022

China’s COVID-19 Cases Double, Sparking Fears About Economic Fallout

By Joe McDonald
The growing lockdowns in response to the Omicron outbreak raise the threat of trade disruptions.

China Battles Multiple Outbreaks, Driven by Stealth Omicron
March 15, 2022

China Battles Multiple Outbreaks, Driven by Stealth Omicron

By Huizhong Wu
While mainland China's case numbers are small compared to many other countries, they are the highest since the pandemic began.

Beijing’s Ambitious Olympic COVID Bubble: So Far, So Good
February 12, 2022

Beijing’s Ambitious Olympic COVID Bubble: So Far, So Good

By Huizhong Wu and Ken Moritsugu
With the Games nearly halfway done, China is meeting its formidable Olympics challenge: welcoming 15,000 visitors without giving up on its “zero-COVID” strategy.

China Will Struggle to Escape the Fallout of Zero-COVID
January 31, 2022

China Will Struggle to Escape the Fallout of Zero-COVID

By Kris Hartley and Donald Low
Zero-COVID was never only about the successful suppression of the virus; it was also meant to be living proof of a superior system of governance.

A Real String of Pearls: The Hidden Bellwether of the State of the Chinese Economy
December 30, 2021

A Real String of Pearls: The Hidden Bellwether of the State of the Chinese Economy

By Bonnie Girard
The pearl is a symbol of all of China’s economic factors combined. 
China Keeps Virus at Bay at High Cost Ahead of Olympics
September 22, 2021

China Keeps Virus at Bay at High Cost Ahead of Olympics

By Joe McDonald and Huizhong Wu
China’s “zero tolerance” strategy of trying to isolate every case and stop transmission has succeeded in keeping COVID-19 at bay – but at a steep price.

The Logic and Limitation of China’s Zero-COVID Policy
September 14, 2021

The Logic and Limitation of China’s Zero-COVID Policy

By Zhuoran Li
China’s strategy of mass mobilization can be astonishingly effective – but only for a short period of time.

Delta Variant Challenges China’s Costly Lockdown Strategy
August 05, 2021

Delta Variant Challenges China’s Costly Lockdown Strategy

By Joe McDonald and Huizhong Wu
China’s “zero tolerance” policy against the virus may not be workable in the face of the highly contagious Delta strain.

Macau Orders Closure of Entertainment Venues, Mass Testing
August 05, 2021

Macau Orders Closure of Entertainment Venues, Mass Testing

By Zen Soo
Macau’s famous casinos will remain open – for now – but further lockdowns bode ill for the tourist-reliant city.
China Orders Mass Testing in Wuhan as COVID-19 Outbreak Spreads
August 03, 2021

China Orders Mass Testing in Wuhan as COVID-19 Outbreak Spreads

By Associated Press
The highly contagious Delta variant is testing China’s zero-tolerance policy for COVID outbreaks.

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