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Xi Finally Eases Covid Zero as Criticism Grows

Workers in protective gear at a neighborhood under Covid-19 lockdown in Beijing on Nov. 10.

Workers in protective gear at a neighborhood under Covid-19 lockdown in Beijing on Nov. 10.

Source: Bloomberg

Back in May, as lockdowns in China’s two biggest cities spurred rare outbursts of anger, President Xi Jinping and the nation’s top leaders declared that his signature Covid Zero policy “can stand the test of history.”

Six months later, it’s not looking so good.