China’s Economic Malaise Was Perfectly Predictable
By Donald Low
The China bulls were wrong – but the China declinists may be wrong as well.
The CCP’s Zero COVID Campaign Left a Lasting Mark on Chinese Politics
By Wilson (Yuxi) Wen
Zero COVID artificially and unnecessarily created the perfect condition for a political thunderstorm that could shake the ruling legitimacy and control mechanism of the party-state.
China’s Lackluster Vaccination Drive: A Tale of Local Cadre Incentives
By Zhuoran Li
Why was China’s vaccination campaign so little, so late? The key lies in understanding cadres’ daily working routine under Xi Jinping.
China Suddenly Abandoned Its Zero COVID Policy. How Did It Start In The First Place?
By Ceren Ergenc
We tend to think China has a strict, top-down COVID-19 policy, but local variation is what really shaped the outcome, from beginning to end.
How Beijing Accidentally Ended the Zero COVID Policy
By Zhuoran Li
China’s central government aimed to modify the zero COVID policy incrementally following the 20th Party Congress. What went wrong?
Has Xi Averted a ‘Winter of Discontent’ in China?
By Dan Macklin
Ending “zero COVID” is Beijing’s best option, but it comes at the worst possible time.
China Begins Implementing Relaxed COVID Control Measures
By Associated Press
The National Health Commission scrapped many of China's most stringent anti-pandemic regulations, including routine, mandatory PCR testing.
How Zero COVID Protests Broke Through China’s Internet Censorship
By Larry Mullin
China’s infamous Great Firewall cracked amid late November’s protests – the exact thing the censorship apparatus was designed to prevent.
China Eases Virus Controls Amid Effort to Head off Protests
By Joe McDonald
Guangzhou, Shijiazhuang, Chengdu, and other major cities announced they were easing testing requirements and controls on movement.
How Nationalism and Xenophobia Drive China’s ‘Zero COVID’ Policy
By Lai-Ha Chan and Pak K. Lee
Will a post-COVID China still be committed to a policy of opening to the world?
The Real Importance of China’s ‘Zero COVID’ Protests
By Shannon Tiezzi
“In China, everyone is one step from becoming a dissident” – and zero COVID has pushed many to make that final step.
China Virus Protests Hit Hong Kong After Mainland Rallies
By Kanis Leung and Zen Soo
In the biggest protests in over a year, around 100 Hong Kongers showed their support for protesters in mainland cities.