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China Quarantine Bus Crash Prompts Outcry Over ‘Zero COVID’
September 20, 2022

China Quarantine Bus Crash Prompts Outcry Over ‘Zero COVID’

By Huizhong Wu
A bus carrying people to a quarantine center overturned, killing 27. The tragedy sparked a new wave of anger about China’s strict COVID policies.

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.
Is Xi’s Trip Abroad the Beginning of the End for China’s Zero-COVID Policy?
September 13, 2022

Is Xi’s Trip Abroad the Beginning of the End for China’s Zero-COVID Policy?

By Shannon Tiezzi
The desperation of those caught in continued lockdowns is at stark odds with the hopeful signals sent by Xi’s foray abroad.

China’s Chengdu Enforces Strict Lockdown Despite Earthquake
September 07, 2022

China’s Chengdu Enforces Strict Lockdown Despite Earthquake

By Associated Press
Even a 6.8 magnitude earthquake wasn’t enough for authorities to allow residents to exit their apartment buildings.

China’s Low-Growth Zero-COVID Policy Signals Transition Away From Reform Period
August 08, 2022

China’s Low-Growth Zero-COVID Policy Signals Transition Away From Reform Period

By Sara Hsu
China’s days of encouraging economic growth at any cost are over.

China’s ‘Zero COVID’ Policy Is Hurting Its Semiconductor Dreams
July 18, 2022

China’s ‘Zero COVID’ Policy Is Hurting Its Semiconductor Dreams

By Zhenze Huang and Xiuqun Sun
China’s approach to the COVID-19 pandemic is hampering strategic efforts to rejuvenate the IC industry.

China’s Political Surveillance System Keeps Growing
June 23, 2022

China’s Political Surveillance System Keeps Growing

By Chauncey Jung
As long feared, China’s COVID-19 measures are being integrated into its architecture of political repression.
China’s Risky Revival of Mao-Era Grassroots Mobilization Methods
June 07, 2022

China’s Risky Revival of Mao-Era Grassroots Mobilization Methods

By Dan Macklin
Mass mobilization has been key to Beijing’s pandemic strategy, but its continuation is undermining effective governance.

Shanghai Starts Coming Back to Life as COVID Lockdown Eases
June 01, 2022

Shanghai Starts Coming Back to Life as COVID Lockdown Eases

By Emily Wang Fujiyama
Even as Shanghai opens again, more than half a million people in the city of 25 million remain under lockdown or in designated control zones.

Is Shanghai’s Lockdown Over?
May 23, 2022

Is Shanghai’s Lockdown Over?

By John Darwin Van Fleet
Not yet – it’s still life in limbo for many of Shanghai’s residents.

COVID-19 Lockdowns Bring Economic Woes for China
May 18, 2022

COVID-19 Lockdowns Bring Economic Woes for China

By Dmytro Spilka
China’s stock market woes added to a broader economic downturn in recent weeks, amid tough lockdowns in major cities.
China’s Censors Aim to Contain Dissent During Harsh COVID-19 Lockdowns
May 18, 2022

China’s Censors Aim to Contain Dissent During Harsh COVID-19 Lockdowns

By Sarah Cook
Top doctors have been among those silenced for urging a shift away from China's draconian pandemic control strategy.

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