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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.
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.

Economic Stimulus Has Become Inevitable for China
May 12, 2022

Economic Stimulus Has Become Inevitable for China

By He Jun
If China wants to meet its 5.5 percent growth target, it will have to change its macroeconomic policy.

North Korea Confirms Omicron Case, Raising Fears of a COVID Catastrophe
May 12, 2022

North Korea Confirms Omicron Case, Raising Fears of a COVID Catastrophe

By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s example raises serious questions about how North Korea can possibly hope to combat the virus.

Will China Learn From Its Biggest COVID-19 Mistake?
May 10, 2022

Will China Learn From Its Biggest COVID-19 Mistake?

By Zhuoran Li
Amid the Shanghai lockdown, government efforts to silence and prosecute critics have received more public attention – and sparked increasing outrage.

Political Stakes High as Beijing Responds to Virus Outbreak
April 30, 2022

Political Stakes High as Beijing Responds to Virus Outbreak

By Ken Moritsugu
A botched response to the Beijing outbreak could dent the Communist Party’s reputation and with it, top leader Xi Jinping’s room for maneuver.
Beijing Enforces Partial Lockdowns, Expands COVID-19 Mass Testing
April 27, 2022

Beijing Enforces Partial Lockdowns, Expands COVID-19 Mass Testing

By Ken Moritsugu
Recent moves sparked concerns that China’s capital could follow Shanghai into a city-wide lockdown.

Shanghai Lockdown Diary: The Quest for Food Brings an Apartment Complex Together
April 26, 2022

Shanghai Lockdown Diary: The Quest for Food Brings an Apartment Complex Together

By John Darwin Van Fleet
Shanghai residents have become the digital equivalent of ancient hunter-gatherers.

Shanghai Eases COVID-19 Restrictions, Hong Kong Ends Entry Ban
April 23, 2022

Shanghai Eases COVID-19 Restrictions, Hong Kong Ends Entry Ban

By Joe McDonald
Hong Kong is easing a 2-year-old travel ban as its outbreak fades. Shanghai continues loosening restrictions, but much of the city remains confined to their homes.

Political Tensions Simmer Over Shanghai’s COVID-19 Crisis
April 20, 2022

Political Tensions Simmer Over Shanghai’s COVID-19 Crisis

By Dan Macklin
The Shanghai lockdown highlighted pre-existing fault lines in China between state and society, as well as the central and local governments.
Shanghai Lockdown Diary
April 14, 2022

Shanghai Lockdown Diary

By John Darwin Van Fleet
One Shanghai resident reflects on his experience during two weeks of COVID-19 lockdown.

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