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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.