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China’s Tolerance for Xi’s Unyielding Covid Fight Is Cracking

  • More complaints emerging about lockdowns, mass testing
  • Xi set to trumpet China’s Covid fight at party congress
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China’s Evolution Under Xi Jinping’s Rule
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As most of the world moves on from Covid-19, President Xi Jinping is set to trumpet his strict measures to control the virus at China’s once-in-five-year party congress. The question now is how long they can last. 

Since the initial outbreak emerged in the central city of Wuhan, many people in China have been more or less supportive of mass testing, citywide lockdowns and strict hotel quarantine that has restricted overseas travel. But signs are emerging that patience is wearing thin.