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How Zero COVID Protests Broke Through China’s Internet Censorship
December 06, 2022

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
December 02, 2022

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
December 01, 2022

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
November 29, 2022

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
November 29, 2022

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.

Crowd Angered by COVID-19 Lockdowns Calls for China’s Xi to Step Down
November 28, 2022

Crowd Angered by COVID-19 Lockdowns Calls for China’s Xi to Step Down

By Dave Kang and Huizhong Wu
"You cannot compare it to any other country," one protester said. "We have to find a way out."

China’s Guangzhou Locks Down Millions in ‘Zero-COVID’ Fight
November 22, 2022

China’s Guangzhou Locks Down Millions in ‘Zero-COVID’ Fight

By Huizhong Wu
Recent outbreaks are testing China’s attempt to bring a more targeted approach to its zero-COVID policies.
China’s Performative Zero-COVID Policy
November 15, 2022

China’s Performative Zero-COVID Policy

By Zhuoran Li
To bolster their standing during the pandemic, local cadres are putting a new twist on the concept of performative governance.

Virus Lockdowns Hit Guangzhou, China’s Economic Powerhouse
November 10, 2022

Virus Lockdowns Hit Guangzhou, China’s Economic Powerhouse

By Associated Press
Nearly 5 million people in the southern Chinese city are under lockdown orders, raising the specter of more supply chain disruptions from China's zero-COVID policy.

What the Foxconn Exodus in Zhengzhou Means for China’s Supply Chains
November 09, 2022

What the Foxconn Exodus in Zhengzhou Means for China’s Supply Chains

By Marina Yue Zhang
China’s “zero-COVID” policy has driven home the risks of overconcentrating supply chains. But can any countries realistically replace China?

China Trade Down on Weak Global Demand, COVID Restrictions
November 09, 2022

China Trade Down on Weak Global Demand, COVID Restrictions

By Joe McDonald
Even as China’s overall trade numbers dropped year-on-year in October, its trade surpluses with the U.S. and EU grew.
Reports Suggest China Aiming for Less Disruptive COVID-19 Policies
November 05, 2022

Reports Suggest China Aiming for Less Disruptive COVID-19 Policies

By Joe McDonald
Even as public anger rises, health experts and economists say “zero COVID” is likely to stay in place possibly through most of 2023.

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