Closed China: why Xi Jinping is sticking with his zero-COVID policy
His playbook involves tightly sealed border and citywide lockdowns. As China welcomes athletes from around the world for the Winter Olympics, Beijing appears to be doubling down on its zero-COVID approach, with the rules likely to stay in place long after Omicron. Edward White and Eleanor Olcott explore whether these strict healthcare realities are in place to protect the nation, or they are just new controls to reinforce the power of Xi and the Communist Party?
From Financial Times