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Confusion over zero Covid caused unrest in China. Clarity is the way forward | Yu Jie

Unsure of how to loosen rules, local officials doubled down on the severe restrictions behind so much economic damage

When President Xi Jinping was seen unmasked at the G20 summit in Indonesia, he maintained a largely positive tone with President Joe Biden and other world leaders. This left an impression that China was on the verge of withdrawing its zero-Covid strategy.

A set of loosening policy measures introduced by Beijing seemed to further suggest that China was on track to reopen. As outlined in the 20th party congress, Xi wants to forge a pathway towards economic modernisation and this means building economic resilience and a further increase in household incomes.

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from Coronavirus | The Guardian
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