Can China maintain its ‘zero-COVID’ strategy? | Inside Story

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Many countries have abandoned the aim of stopping all COVID-19 infections, but not in China.

A handful of infections is enough to trigger snap lockdowns and restrictions for millions of people in Beijing, Tianjan and Xi’an.

Why are leaders so determined to pursue their ‘zero-COVID’ strategy?

And how will they deal with the fallout on the economy and people’s lives?

Presenter: Rob Matheson

Guests:

Dan Wang – Chief economist, Hang Seng Bank (China).

Jeffrey Lazarus – Head of the Health Systems Research Group, Barcelona Institute for Global Health.

Steve Tsang – Director of the China Institute, SOAS University of London.

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