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Xi Defends Covid Zero Without Showing China Path Out of Pandemic

  • Country has placed people and their lives first, leader says
  • Signs appearing of public discontent with the costly policy
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Watch: Chinese President Xi Jinping defends the government’s Covid Zero strategy. 

Source: CCTV via APTN

Chinese President Xi Jinping again defended his signature Covid Zero policy, while avoiding setting a timeline on when the strategy that’s become a source of growing frustration for the public will be changed.

“We have put people first and put lives first, and upheld ‘dynamic Covid Zero’ without wavering,” he said Sunday in a speech at the opening of the ruling Communist Party’s twice-a-decade congress in Beijing.