Zero-COVID criticism | Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy | Charles Michel in Beijing
China continues to gradually reopen with Beijing announcing yesterday a wide-ranging relaxation of its zero-Covid rules. This weeks’s edition of Sinification departs somewhat from its habitual focus on foreign affairs as viewed from China and takes a look at two recent commentaries that were published during and just after the anti-lockdown/zero-covid protests, which erupted in multiple cities across China towards the end of last month. They are symbolic of the mounting pressure that Beijing has been faced with to ease restrictions both before and just after the protests took place.
This week’s topics:
Zero-COVID: Peking University economist Yao Yang criticises Beijing’s recent COVID policies and discusses the key challenges facing China's economy.
Zero-COVID: CUHK scholar Zheng Yongnian discusses the recent “public outcry” in China and calls for a “gradual” easing of restrictions.
Canada-China: CASS researcher Xu Yanzhuo analyses Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy and its implicatio…