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China: Zero-Covid Protests Don’t Threaten Xi but May Accelerate Policy Shift

Protests against the zero-Covid policy have emerged in at least ten cities, with some protests broadening to include opposition to "dictatorship" and demands for democracy, free speech, and human rights. The protests are highly unlikely to threaten President Xi Jinping's political status or the Communist Party's grip on power, given…

November 28, 2022
By Gabriel Wildau