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China Anti-virus Curbs Spur Fears of Global Economic Impact
November 23, 2022

China Anti-virus Curbs Spur Fears of Global Economic Impact

By Joe McDonald
Changes in China's anti-virus controls may be a step toward lifting controls, but "zero COVID" might stay in place until as late as the second half of next year.

China’s Vast Xinjiang Hit With COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
October 06, 2022

China’s Vast Xinjiang Hit With COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

By Associated Press
As is often the case with China's draconian "zero-COVID" policy, the measures seemed out of proportion to the number of cases detected.
How China Set Its Response to COVID-19 From Crisis to Opportunity
September 16, 2022

How China Set Its Response to COVID-19 From Crisis to Opportunity

By Flavia Lucenti
The response to COVID-19 contrasts with the CCP’s reaction to previous health crises, when the approach was to downplay the extent of the virus.

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.

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