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

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 Xian.

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

And how will they deal with the fallout on the economy and peoples lives?

Presenter: Rob Matheson

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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TV channel: Al Jazeera English

Published: 2022-01-17

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