Anger and frustration in China due to repeated lockdowns are limiting economic activity and isolating millions.
China’s zero-tolerance approach to COVID-19 includes widespread lockdowns, travel restrictions and mass testing.
But nearly three years after the pandemic was first identified in Wuhan, cases have risen to a new high.
The outbreaks have led to closures in large parts of the country, despite strict policies that were eased earlier this month.
The repeated lockdowns have led to rare expressions of public anger, including workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory fighting with security forces.
So, what are the implications for China and the world?
Presenter: Cyril Vanier
Einar Tongs – Senior Fellow, Taihe Institute
Alicia Garcia Herrero – Chief Economist for Asia Pacific, Natixis
Oksana Pyzik – Lead Global Citizenship Program on Infectious Disease Outbreaks, University College London